Articles and Publications

Contributor to Living Faith Catholic Devotional since 2014

Horizons Columnist for Global Sisters Report since 2014

Contributor to Pause & Pray (Franciscan Media)

“Anger untended fuels violence and illness” CNS/Catholic Courier. May 25, 2022. 

“Co-conspirators with Francis and Clare” Geez Magazine. March 30, 2022

“An Appetite for Justice” CNS/Northwest Catholic. February 1, 2022

“Educating ourselves and our children about critical race theory” La Crosse Tribune, October 3, 2021

“Lessons from the Lord’s Prayer” St. Anthony Messenger June/July 2021 issue

“Black Lives Matter to those professing religious vows” RFC InFormation, Summer 2021

“When perpetual adoration takes on new meaning” America April 17, 2020

“Letting the pandemic change us for the better” Chicago Sun Times April 16, 2020

“Has social distancing put us in a double pandemic?” The Christian Century March 24, 2020

“The Goodness of Gray, the Holy Innocents and the Kairos (Time) of God” Carl McColman Blog at Patheos, December 27, 2019

“Meat” Good Letters (Image Journal) November 28, 2019

“Our Common Call to Contemplation, Communion and Creativity” Carl McColman Blog at Patheos. June 29, 2019.

“How Do Words Become Flesh?” Good Letters (Image Journal) December 24, 2018

“Dark Devotional: Getting Naked” Sick Pilgrim Patheos. November 2, 2018

“What we have learned 10 years after Postville, the largest immigration raid in U.S. history” America. June 12, 2018. (printed in the July 23, 2018 issue).

“How we see the vow of Obedience: Obedience as conversation and container” Horizon vocation journal. Spring 2018 

“1:30 a.m. summons” (poetry) Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, 2018 issue

“The Awkwardness of Being a Long-Distance Aunt” Off the Page. September 26, 2017

“What are religious vows?” Vision Vocation Guide, 2018 issue

“I Walked into Suffering on the Road to Santiago” Sick Pilgrim Patheos. May 11, 2017

“Celibate Living in a Sex-Obsessed Society” The Mudroom. March 15, 2017

“The Broken Body of Christ at the Border” Sick Pilgrim Patheos. November 25, 2016

“On Being Everywhere I Go” Off the Page. November 7, 2016

“Being a companion through the mystery of suffering” U.S. Catholic Online. October 28, 2016

“Celibacy leads me to limitless love” Vision Vocation Guide, 2017 issue

“Equipping teens with tools for discernment” Horizon vocation journal, Winter 2016

“Changed, Not Ended: A View of Religious Life from a Young Sister” America Magazine, January 6, 2014 (Awarded 2nd place in “Best Coverage of Vocations” by the Catholic Press Association)

“In Adoration” (poetry) Pilgrim Journal, December 2013, 2013, 2013

Eucharistic Adoration: Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (Franciscan Media, 2012)

The Fat and Skinny on American Eaters,, March 2011

The Ultimate Door for Dismissal,  FSPA Justice and Peace Blog, October 2010. (Also printed in a few Catholic Worker newspapers.)

Blog posts at Young Adult Catholics-a blog of CTA, since 2008.

News Media

“How we see the vow of Obedience: Obedience as conversation and container” Horizon vocation journal. Spring 2018 

“Confident Identities, Connected Communities” The Faith Perspective. Singapore Catholic Radio. September 14, 2022.

“#465: Sister Julia Walsh on Cohesive Societies” Plan B Podcast, Singapore. September 7, 2022.

“To Discern Your Vocation Try an Immersive Mission” by Susan Salz. U.S. Catholic. May 24, 2022

“Role of Spirituality and Self Care Practices in Organizing,” CSPL Parting the Waters podcast. June 11, 2021

“Offering counsel and direction draws people to Christ” Our Sunday Visitor. April 9, 2021

“Millennial nuns are thriving- ‘we are not dying off.'” KIRO Radio. December 11, 2020

“How young women religious are changing the Church” U.S. Catholic.  January 21, 2020.

“On Fire with Personal Authenticity” Read. Pray. Write. Podcast. November 28, 2019

Preaching for the Solemnity of Christ the King for Catholic Women Preach, November 24, 2019

“Keeping the Faith” Episode 147. Unorthodox Podcast, August 16, 2018

“Remembering Postville, 10 years later” America This Week, August 1, 2018

“Motherhood, Burgers and Bacon” Episode 135, Unorthodox Podcast, May 10, 2018

“Young Catholic Sisters Speak Out” April 4, 2018 Future Church conference call 

Local Catholic Sister joins other young nuns at the U.S./Mexico border to pray for immigration reform Lakeland Times, October 7, 2016

Elgin’s own ‘Sister Act’ Elgin Echo, October 14, 2015

Aquinas students and staff share thoughts on Pope Francis visit WVVA, Sept 15, 2015

Sister Julia Walsh professes final FSPA vows, The Catholic Times, August 6, 2015

“Sister Story Presents/The Moth Radio Hour “How did I know?” March 2014

“Aquinas students get lessons in Christmas all year long”  La Crosse Tribune, September 8, 2013

“Priests, religious spread Gospel on digital content” Our Sunday Visitor, April 7, 2013

“Sister Julia Walsh and FSPA hope to keep holiday spirit alive”  La Crosse Tribune, December 28, 2012

“Young nuns envision a future much smaller, but still bright” Catholic San Francisco, July 17, 2013

“Old habits die hard: The clothes of yore interest young religious” U.S. Catholic, September, 2011

“While numbers are down, FSPA spirit continues” La Crosse Tribune, June 16, 2007