Universal Voices/Voces Universales

A Heart for Native Ministry

November 27, 2023 Alissa Molina Season 3 Episode 6
Universal Voices/Voces Universales
A Heart for Native Ministry
Show Notes

Teresa Rojo Tsosie is a Dine woman living in Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Arizona. She is the director of religious education at St. Jude Parish, and one of the lead organizers in the creation of Wholemakers: A Journey in Ecological Conversion for Young Adults, by Young Adults, a curriculum being used in Catholics parishes, schools, and communities across the United States to help root Catholic youth in the ecological underpinnings of the Catholic faith. She serves on various committees and boards for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, is a national leader on Catholic-indigenous exploration of our call to care for our common home, and is also a new mom.

In this episode of Universal Voices newest A Heart For mini-series, Alissa welcomes Teresa Rojo Tsosie. This episode is packed with honesty as Teresa shares her wisdom and experience around being a Native Catholic. The two barely scratch the surface of the vast and wide knowledge Teresa holds and Alissa can't wait to invite her back. Listen in as the two discuss:

  • Holding the complexity of the fullness of yourself.
  • Persevering so that future generations may inherit the faith.
  • The power of Teresa's advocacy and voice.
  • The love, comfort and home Teresa finds in the Church.
  • What the Pope's formal apology and visit to Canada meant to Teresa.
  • The need to recognize, apologize and atone for our wrongs as a Church.
  • The amazing witness of marginalized peoples still abiding in the Church. 
  • Teresa's work with the USCCB.
  • Journeying Together.
  • The Doctrine of Discovery.

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