The Rev. Francis L. Markey 'Women in Ministry' Speakers Series is a biannual speaking series hosted by the Graduate Program of Pastoral Ministry through the generosity of the Rev. Francis L. Markey benefactor. Rev. Francis L. Markey was known as a maverick, a teacher, a visionary and, above all, a man of tremendous faith. He challenged Church leaders to reexamine traditional ways, including the role of women in the Church - advocating for the inclusion of women as priests, and allowing them to give Mass readings and serve communion in his parishes.


Submissions from 2021

The Ethics of Local Listening: Practicing Moral Theology as Accompaniment and Solidarity, Meghan J. Clark

Using Fratelli Tutti to Create the “New Normal” for Our World, Our Church and Our Country, Carol Keehan

Submissions from 2020

Blest As You Are, Diana Butler Bass

Submissions from 2019

Church Future in Light of the Sex Abuse Crisis, Rosemary Ellmer, Elizabeth Avalos, Tom Reese, MariaSoco Castaneda-Liles, Kelsey Connolly, and Marilyn Wilson

A Journey of Faith and Ministry from the African Bush to the Bars and Brothels of the City, Edwina Gateley

Women Deacons: Past, Present, Future, Gary Macy, Phyllis Zagano, and Paul Crowley

Submissions from 2018


Your One Wild and Precious Life: Women on the Road of Ministry, Elizabeth A. Johnson CSJ