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Latest Update: 6/14/2020

This is the highly recommended course to educate yourself about the history of systemic racism since the Civil War.  


This link takes you to the explanation about Yale free courses


This link takes you to the explanation about Yale free courses


To my white friends, the time for talk has passed. Now is the time for work.

Written by Brian Lowery, a professor of organizational behavior and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.


Link to the article


Sophia, a social justice organization in Waukesha, is hosting a one hour zoom meeting June 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss the film, "Suppressed" which examines voter suppression in the US. We have been invited by one of my seminary classmates Linda Gaugan, who is a long time Sophia member, and who has attended our worship services occasionally over the years. Please see the flier for all the details: link to the documentary, registration link and link to the zoom meeting.
I plan to participate. Hope you will consider learning more about what suppression is, how it occurs and what we can do about it.
Pastor Alice

Link to the Flyer


We've added a new page to the Mary of Magdela website. A page dedicated to a listing books and perhaps reviews. If you are looking for some recommended reading, click on "Reading Suggestions" and see what other people may be reading.


Link to the Book page

There is new information about the Trickleby Cafe in the Members Section


Link to information

Pastor Jim Ryan has been interviewed by the East Troy News/Times


Information the article is located here!

A Liturgical Year In the Life of One Inclusive Community


Information on Rev. James Ryans Book can be found here

MM Book & Movie List


Dear Community, At Homily Sharing time on Sunday, December 29 we shared a look back on books and movies. My invitation was to share what were our "favorites" for the past year in terms of reading and viewing that inspired, uplifted, informed, and challenged us. The discussion was wonderful and here is the list. I will have it posted on our website - maybe a sidebar link or in the Members Section. Any selections not mentioned that you would like to see included, please send me an email either to this address or to jimryan6885@gmail.com and I will see that it gets included. Take care, Jim

Click here for the list - PDF

Julian of Norwich, Revolutionary Medieval Mystic

Revolutionary medieval mystic Julian of Norwich penned what's thought to be the first book in English written by a woman. She dared to suggest that God was both father and mother. Professor Sherry Reames explores the life, writings, and legacy of a courageous medieval anchoress and author.

You can listen to the podcast here-MP3


"The Catholic Church and the Struggle Against White Nationalism: Missing in Action?"


Father Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics
at Fordham University, Delivers his 2019 Howard Thurman lecture in room 252 of Candler School of Theology.
Event co-sponsored by Candler's Black Church Studies department and the Catholic Studies department.
For those of you who are concerned about the rise of white nationalism and the role of the Black Church AND the Catholic Church in
combating it. You will learn much from this 2 hour lecture by Rev. Bryan Massingale, black priest formerly of the Milwaukee WI diocese,
who is known world wide for his work in this area. He was my professor of Moral Theology at St. Frances de Sales Seminary, where I
earned my M. Div. It is worth your time, I assure you. A great way to spend some time on a dreary, cold, wet blustery day in Wisconsin

Complete Lecture Video Here

No One Catholic Preeminent Priority


We, the undersigned Roman Catholic Women Bishops call upon our brother bishops to
re-evaluate their latest statement regarding the priorities for the Catholic people.

Read Complete Document Here

 

 

About Us

Worship Place & Time

Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

1529 N Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(Enter at North courtyard door, Campus of the Wauwatosa Ave. United Methodist Church. We meet downstairs in Wesley Hall.)

Rev. Alice Iaquinta, M.Div., Roman Catholic

Womenpriests

As a 2006 Master of Divinity honors graduate of St. Francisde Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, WI, Alice was educated in the same program as the men who were ordained priests and was ordained in 2007 by Bishop Patricia Fresen, of Roman Catholic Womenpriests. She taught Applied Ethics, Oral and Interpersonal Communications, Marriage and the Family and Critical Thinking at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend, WI for more than four decades before retiring in 2013. She previously served as an Associate Pastor of Jesus Our Shepard Church, Nenno, WI and also as Pastoral Associate at St. Therese Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI. Alice's ministerial focus is Adult faith information and education.


Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div., Ph.D

Jim was ordained in the Passionist Community, Chicago, Il. Jim has extensive service to adults with disabilities and has worked in that ministry in southeastern Wisconsin for the last 17 years. Jim's Doctoral studies focused on the social justice base of virtue, especially piety as a lived spirituality. His past service included ministry to Appalachian communities in Kentucky. His ministerial focus is social justice.


Mission

We are faithful Catholics who commit to living our progressive, Vatican II spirituality
as an inclusive Catholic Eucharistic community,
where all are welcome, all are equal and all are ministers of the Church.
All are welcome to share Eucharist at the communion table. We offer participatory, alternative Catholic worship,
leaving the exclusive, judgemental, hierarchical, sexist, patriarchical, homophobic practices of the Catholic Church
to its past.

Description

An inclusive, Vatican II Eucharistic community of faithful Catholics who believe: 
- that all are welcome;
- that no one is excluded from the Eucharistic table for any reason, because no one is ever excluded from God's love
- that living according to an informed conscience is every Catholic's responsibility and right
- that transparency and equality, inclusiveness and hospitality are the foundation of a worshiping community
- that loving service and outreach to others is how we "live Jesus"
- that the royal priesthood of the baptized must be recognized, celebrated and the basis for a discipleship of equals.

The Vatican II Council vision of Church is a communion of the faithful who live out the religious liberty so treasured by the leaders of the Council to be God's people, faithful, sacramental and dedicated to service. We are a gathering of the People of God where The Gospel announces and proclaims the freedom of the sons and daughters of God...it scrupulously respects the dignity of conscience and its freedom of choice, it never ceases to encourage the employment of human talent in the service of God and humankind, and ... it comments everyone to the charity of all." 
Gaudium et Spes (the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World #41) 


All Are Welcome

by Marty Haugen

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;
Here the love of Christ shall end divisions.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
Where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness and a symbol of God's grace;
Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat,
A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet.
Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space;
As we share in Christ the feast that frees us.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.