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 
     

News & Updates

"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

RIVER OF FIRE:
My Spiritual Journey

A Letter to Pope Francis
An appeal for the Catholic Church to fully Respect the Dignity of Women.

Read Here

Lord, Make Me a Channel
of Disturbance:
The "Reverse St. Francis Prayer

Lord, make me a channel of disturbance.
Where there is apathy, let me provoke;
Where there is compliance, let me bring questioning;
Where there is silence, may I be a voice.
Where there is too much comfort and too little action, grant disruption;
Where there are doors closed and hearts locked, Grant the willingness to listen.
When laws dictate and pain is overlooked... When tradition speaks louder than need...
Grant that I may seek rather to do justice than to talk about it;
Disturb us, O Lord. To be with, as well as for, the alienated;
To love the unlovable as well as the lovely; Lord, make me a channel of disturbance.
~ Author unknown

Evicted Exhibit

In Milwaukee until September 28th
Place: Mobile Design
Address: 753 N. 27th St.
Visiting Hours: FRIDAYS: 5:00-8:00 PM SATURDAYS: 10:00-4:00 PM
Admission is free

Can laypeople lead a parish?

Look to Louisville for a thriving example. Read about it here!

Cancelled - Centering Prayer

The Centering Prayer sessions scheduled for July14 and August 11 have been cancelled.

Out on a limb: In conversation with Bishop Patricia Fresen

Patricia Fresen, RCWP Bishop from South Africa, is the woman who ordained Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Pastor, Alice Iaquinta, on August 12, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN. Many of your questions about women's ordination and the history of women priests will be answered. Religious apartheid, just like political and social apartheid, are unjust laws which must be broken if justice is to be achieved. Please take time to watch this interview.

The Fresen Video

Mary of Magdala
OUTREACH INITIATIVE – 2019


Take a look at what up this year!

The Original Prayer of Rabbi Yeshua

Learn of the Aramaic world in which Jesus lived and the prayer as he may have taught it to his followers when they implored him: ”Teach us to pray.”

Get more information here.

A Statute with Limitations: Before #metoo

bookHope is being able to see that there is light despite all darkness - Desmond Tutu.  Follow it.

The book now is showing on Amazon. 

 

This link that will take the reader directly to the book.

 



Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 1)
The prospect of starting over after a lifetime is so daunting that I can see why many who leave the Catholic Church just give up on organized religion altogether.

Click here to read The original NCR article. See below for a response.


Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 2)
"Well, I couldn't NOT respond to this article in the NCR column penned by Melinda Henneberger that came through my inbox this morning."

Click Here to read the rest of the response.
Dear Community,
I am posting the excellent homily on the Transfiguration that I used as a resource today on our website because I believe that it is worth your time to either read or listen to it, or both!
Pastor Alice

Read/Watch "TRANSFIGURING RESPECTABLE WHITE MALE JESUS"

Check out current social justice activities

Our Social Justice Organisations can use your help.

Take a look at what's coming up under "Other Organizations.


Don Timmerman's book, "Midwife of Grace"

"I served God as best I could, starting as a farmer from Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and then evolving through many roles."

Book
The book is available at Amazon, but Don is working at getting copies that could be sold directly so that Casa Maria would benefit more directly ..... Jim
"Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."

A talk given by Rev. James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large, America Media, entitled, "Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."(Video)

Reflections of Wellness for Women

For more information, Go to the calendar page

Meditation on 9 phases of progressive enlightenment. Reflections on a Thangka painting portraying stages according to Mahamudra Practice
Hello everyone, In our gathering yesterday at MoM's Centering Prayer group, we spent some time gazing upon, meditating and praying with icons. I sensed a deepening and connection in this practice with most members there. One new member who hadn't centered before (we did have a centering prayer sit) discussed some difficulty in centering as one works with formlessness, esp. how to handled busy mind and thoughts/questions arising during prayer. We discussed the Buddhist notion of the 'monkey mind.' A part of that "monkey mind" teaching comes from a Buddhist Mahamudra Thangka (like an icon) from the East. Catherine, who was in attendance yesterday, requested the link the youtube video which describes successive paths to enlightens and inner unity..... Ronald Mendyke

Here is the link.

 

Church Activities
 

Homily Thoughts


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You can also download the file to your computer by right clicking on the file name and selecting "Save link as ...." and designating a place like "Downloads" in your computer to listen anytime you wish.

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November 17, 2019 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.


November 2019 Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.


October 27, 2019 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.





August 25, 2019





July 21, 2019




Easter 05C - May 19, 2019


Easter 04C- May 12, 2019





Good Friday - April 19, 2019


Holy Thursday - April 18, 2019


Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019


5th Sunday in Lent - April 7, 2019

3nd Sunday in Lent - March 24, 2019













From the January 14th Service
Light of Life .....Truth of Life (DOCX, 32kb)