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Megan Sweas
Megan Sweas

is the editor at the USC Center for Religion and Civil Culture, and a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. She writes about social and economic justice issues and world religions and is author of Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools are Transforming Urban Education.

Change Is Happening in the Catholic Church, Just Not on Holy Thursday

Pope Francis’ move to open the Holy Thursday foot-washing ritual to women earlier this year was big news, but it wasn’t all that innovative. A groundswell of laypeople called to the work of washing feet every day — in parishes, hospitals, and high schools — are reinvigorating ritual.

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Change Is Happening in the Catholic Church, Just Not on Holy Thursday