Jane Marie Bradish is a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis based in Milwaukee. Her ministry has been in secondary education; currently she teaches theology and is the academic programmer for a large, urban, multicultural high school. She recently received the Project ADAM Karen Smith Award from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for implementing comprehensive CPR-AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator) programs for the school community. 

 

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Can I embrace my own inner Judas?

I was adamant — I was in no way like Judas! But when I decided to be completely honest with myself, I realized I am more like him than I care to admit.

Holy Week reimagined: Get up and dust yourself off

How can we follow Jesus' example to highlight and change practices and structures for the good of all, knowing that in the process we will likely be as misunderstood as Jesus was?

Gloom and doom and a line from a homily I can't avoid

Life is not all about me. It never has been and it never should be. God was very much present in the ways I needed; I simply wasn't liking it.

It didn't snow, and I cried

At the mere two inches of snow, I burst into tears and wondered, What the heck was I crying for? My tears had nothing to do with the broken promise of a snowstorm. Instead, for the first time, I cried for COVID-19.