All of you are the children of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus, since every one of you that has been baptized has been clothed in Christ. There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor free, there can be neither male nor female -- for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26-28 

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Latest Update: 11/16/2020

Welcome kindred and thank you for being here!
For Advent 2020, a Chicago based team of Re/Generators with Call To Action has planned a direct action for ordination justice in the Catholic Church. As followers of Jesus and co-creators with the Spirit, we demand dignity and affirmation of gifts among us. Join us on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, as we canvas prophetic messages around key Catholic dioceses

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New book examines clergy sexual abuse — in the wide lens of history

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EQUALLY SACRED PRIORITIES
FOR VOTERS IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Take a look here!
"We are ecstatic to announce the largest letter-writing campaign we have ever launched to date: The Big Send!"

Here's more details

"Interfaith welcome Service for the DNC "

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"Catholics Cannot Vote for Donald Trump"

Since members of the hierarchy met with Donald Trump back in April and voiced support for him (in exchange, of course, for what he could do to help finance Catholic schools and the right to life movement), I think this site is extremely significant..
Read the aricle here!  

"Reclaiming Jesus"
Since members of the hierarchy met with Donald Trump back in April and voiced support for him (in exchange, of course, for what he could do to help finance Catholic schools and the right to life movement), I think this site is extremely significant..  


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

 

 

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From: Faithful America <mail@faithfulamerica.org>
Date: 7/8/20 9:52 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: Donna & Bob Maccani <Donnamaccani@gmail.com>
Subject: Sign the petition: Black Lives Matter to God

Thank you for joining Faithful America, the largest online community of Christians acting for social justice, by signing our petition "Replace U.S. Capitol's Serra statue with Native leader." Here is another recent petition you might like to sign:

Dear Faithful America member,

Across the country, faith leaders are taking to the streets and to their pulpits to show that Black lives matter to God -- but sadly, that message is not yet a universal one.

Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress called Trump's Bible-waving nationalist photo op, taken moments after the president teargassed peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters outside an Episcopal church, "completely appropriate."

Albert Mohler, likely the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has used his podcast to condemn protesters, but not systemic racism or police violence.

Others, like Trump's personal pastor Paula White-Cain, have cynically co-opted the language of Black Lives Matter without actually endorsing its demands -- a hollow attempt to distract from the religious right's support of racist laws and politicians.

Faithful America members need to help show our lawmakers that the religious right does not speak for Christianity by echoing the demands of Black organizers, activists, and clergy.

Tell your governor: Christians demand concrete action for Black lives >>

"We are in a deep moral crisis," the Rev. Dr. William Barber told Reuters. "What we have to do at this moment is not only address what happened to George Floyd, but the interlocking problems of systemic racism, police brutality, the lack of healthcare, poverty and militarism."

Faithful America has sent out several emails listing antiracism resources, sermons, and ways to lift up the voices of Black organizers. We also need to speak together as Christians, repudiating the church's legacy of slaveholder religion and rededicating ourselves to God's mission of justice.

That work does not end with contacting our lawmakers, but it can start there. Here is a list of demands inspired by the civil-rights organization Color of Change, which you can send to your governor today:

  • Invest in healthy communities, not policing
  • Increase transparency and accountability for officers with records of misconduct
  • Do away with unfair protections for officers in police union contracts and law enforcement officers' 'Bills of Rights'
  • Strengthen police use-of-force policies to protect human life and rights
  • End 'broken windows' policing and stop unnecessary prosecution of low-level offenses
  • Establish effective civilian oversight boards with investigative and subpoena powers
  • Respond to mental health crises with healthcare, not policing responses
  • Require independent investigations in all cases where police kill or seriously injure people
  • End the profit motive in policing

Tell your governor: Christians support the demands of Black Lives Matter protesters and organizers >>

Thank you for everything you do to love your neighbor and become an antiracist.

In peace,
Rev. Nathan and the Faithful America team

 

"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8