Mary Petrosky, FMM is a psychiatric social worker and a spiritual director who has served her religious community, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, in the United States, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. She also has served in leadership roles, including Provincial of the United States, and she is a published author. 

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Elders aren't excused from speaking out

When Jesus defends the woman caught in adultery, John's Gospel says that it was the elders who were the first to leave the scene. Do we women religious need to take more seriously the importance and obligation to use our voices and our writings to confront sexual abuse and other big issues?