Contribution Amid Constraint: A Sociological Look at Women’s Work in Catholic Spaces
Presented by Tricia Bruce MA, PhD and Bridget Deegan-Krause MDiv, BCC
December 15, 2022 ~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
National conversations seek to build networks of support that can ensure that Catholic ministers, bereft of ecclesial support, may thrive personally and professionally for the long haul. In the face of well-researched vocational constraints, NACC chaplains demonstrate remarkable resiliency, creating often ad hoc forms of ongoing formation. In this interactive session an NACC chaplain and academic researcher will share the findings of a recent study (“Called to Contribute,” calledtocontribute.org) in which women in chaplaincy participated. We will explore common themes and consider together the implications of the study for Catholic women in chaplaincy and the needs it reveals. Participants will share their own experiences, share best practices, and collectively discern, dream and scheme about what is possible for a vibrant future of support.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
- Learn about recent research on Catholic women’s vocational constraints and adaptations in ministry
- Share best practices for ongoing formation
- Identify emerging opportunities to build structures of support
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
ITP2, ITP6, PIC 3
Tricia C. Bruce, PhD, is a sociologist of religion with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society. She is the author of multiple award-winning books, articles, and research reports on the sociological dimensions of Catholicism. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and more, and her writing has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Science Advances, and Time Magazine. She resides in Knoxville, TN.
Bridget Deegan-Krause MDiv, BCC has been a member of NACC since 1997 and certified for more than 25 years. As a consultant, retreat facilitator and spiritual director for individuals and teams, and as a creator and curator of leadership development resources, Bridget help leaders take a deeper dive into an individual and shared sense of mission, integrating leadership development, educational and ministry formation efforts.