Editor's Note: This is a re-broadcast. It was originally published in January 2022.
Welcome to The Endow Podcast! This podcast is a forum for women to foster conversations about the intellectual life and intentional community for the cultivation of the feminine genius.
On this episode, Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, interviews Bill Marcotte on how reading John Paul II's document on the nature and dignity of women transformed his life and marriage.
Nota bene: Math types typically don't go into theological studies. Mulieris Dignitatem was written 33, not 22 years ago. Meae culpae. (Plural for "Mea culpa" in Latin meaning)
Bill is the Assistant Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology and brings many years of Catholic pastoral ministry experience at both parish and diocesan levels with a wide-ranging knowledge and expertise in developing program strategies in the work of evangelization, catechesis, discipleship, and spearheading missionary project teams and six World Youth Day pilgrimages.
Since 1984 Bill has been pioneering a variety of new methods of evangelization and catechesis through the founding of Youth Arise North America (a Catholic School of Evangelization - now Caritas in Veritate) and Catholic Network Ministry, a partnership with Young Life. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Director of Youth and Young Adults, and in 1999 received the “Vision Award” from the Diocese of Phoenix in Youth Evangelization.
He married his lovely wife Beth in January of 1987. They have five children and six grandchildren, and his family reside in Tempe, AZ. and attend Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.
Link to the Vatican document: https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/1988/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_19880815_mulieris-dignitatem.html
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