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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Pope issues scathing critique of Vatican bureaucracy in pre-Christmas meeting

Report from Apostolic Visitation is a good first step.

Today a press conference was held in Rome detailing the final report about the outcomes of the Congregation for Religious' Apostolic Visitation of U.S. sisters conducted from 2009 to 2012. The Nun Justice Project sent out a press release applauding the report as a "first step" in reconciling with U.S. Sisters, but also demanded immediate removal of sanctions against LCWR leadership.

Click here to read the Nun Justice Project press release.


Click here to read the final report from the Apostolic Visitation.


Click here to read LCWR's response.


Click here to read the text of all the speeches from the press conference today in Rome.


Click here to listen to Sr. Sharon Holland talk about the report.


Click here to read the experience of women during the visitation.



Your passionate advocacy for the sisters through hundreds of prayer services, public demonstrations and media events was instrumental in advancing due process, raising up women's leadership voice and promoting justice in the church.

You helped the Vatican understand how deeply U.S. Catholics value the prophetic witness of women religious and appreciate their commitment to social justice and care for the marginalized.

Your witness is an important milestone in the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Church.

For extensive background on the Nun Justice Project's work addressing the LCWR mandate visit:

nunjustice.org.

For background on the Apostolic Visitation:

click here.

Thanks for all you do to support the U.S. women religious!

 

Deborah Rose-Milavec

Executive Director FutureChurch


Please be REMINDED to watch live-stream Vatican report on visitation of U.S. sisters

Your passionate advocacy for the sisters through hundreds of prayer services, public demonstrations and media events was instrumental in advancing due process, raising up women's leadership voice and promoting justice in the church.
Now, you have the opportunity to watch a live-stream Vatican news conference on Tuesday, Dec. 16, about the outcomes of the Congregation for Religious' Apostolic Visitation of U.S. sisters conducted from 2009 to 2012.

Click here for information.


Voice of the Faithful® is a sponsor of the Nun Justice Project.

Rome Press Conference
On Tuesday, December 16 at 11:30 AM (time in Rome - which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time), the Vatican press office will be holding a press conference on the final report of the apostolic visitation of institutes of women religious in the United States. A recording of the entire conference will be livestreamed so that you can watch it as it happens at:

Vatican on Youtube


The recording will also be stored on the Vatican YouTube page and can be found by using the same link.
Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think would be interested in viewing the conference.
Some talking points that may be helpful to you will be posted when available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch:
National Office Leadership Conference of Women Religious 8808 Cameron Street Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-588-4955


Ponder this during Advent…

Perception...
In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.
About 4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
At 6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
At 10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.
At 45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music. This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the ​ ​ Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. This experiment raised several questions:
*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . ...
How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?
Enjoy life NOW… it has an expiration date. Iaquinta


Take a look at this recent survey to see what turns people on or off about their “church” experiences.

A sense of community, one of our strengths, is a primary reason for attendance, but the reason for leaving if it is missing. The graphs are self-explanatory. Worth a few minutes of your time.

Read the survey here. (PDF 4.2 mb)



News Team uncovers the growing ranks of female 'priests'.

The ABC7 I-Team uncovered the growing movement of Roman Catholic women who call themselves priests.
Read more Here!

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Christmas Eve liturgy, Dec. 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m

Nancy Meyer's Ordination - 6/22/2014

BISHOP’S ORDINATION
The Roman Catholic Womenpriests of the Midwest Region held the Episcopal Ordination of Nancy Louise Meyer, priest from Brownsburg, IN on 22 June, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 575 W. Northfield Drive in Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. A reception followed in the church hall. Hundreds attended the liturgy.
Ordaining Bishops were:+Bishop Maria Regina Nicolosi of the Midwest Region; +Andrea Johnson of the Eastern Region; +Joan Houk of the Great Waters Region; +Olivia Doko of the Western Region; +Marie Bouclin of Canada; and +Bridget Mary Meehan of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, which is the southern area of the United States. +Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger of Austria, one of the first seven women ordained in 2002 on the Danube in Germany, was also among the ordaining bishops. Many clergy of other denominations participated in the ordination's laying on of hands, along with many other RCWP lay persons and womenpriests, including Pastor Alice Iaquinta of Mary of Magdala Catholic Church.
The Bishop Meyer succeeds Bishop Regina Nicolosi who has retired after five years of servant leadership to the womenpriests of the Midwest Region.
Your tax-deductible gift for support of women's equality in the Catholic Church, the mission of our reform movement is welcomed and would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to RCWP-Midwest and send to +Nancy Meyer, c/o Pastor Alice Iaquinta at Mary of Magdala Catholic Church, 1529 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Thank you.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE - PARKING SITES
Parking will continue to be problematic for the Mary of Magdala and Wauwatosa Ave. United Methodist Churches due to the safety issues requiring the closing of the parking ramp and due to the zoo interchange construction. Only handicapped parking is still available on the second story of the ramp and that is temporary.

Parking permission has been granted to us at these sites on Sunday mornings:

1. East High School parking lots on 74th Street. 74h is a one-way street going south, so access from the north--off of Hillcrest.
2. Codie & Co. 1457 Underwood Aveparking lot
3. Red Store Lot - 7720 Harwood
4. Hart's Mill - 7735 Harwood
5. Blanchard St. - 7470 Blanchard St.
6. Harmonee Lot - 7600 Harmoneea


Worship Place & Time

Southeastern Wisconsin: Wauwatosa
Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles
An Inclusive Vatican II Catholic Church
Serving Southeastern Wisconsin
1529 Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
9:45 A.M. Mass every Sunday
Contact: Co-Pastor Alice Iaquinta RCWP, M.Div.
Phone: 414-791-9952
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org


Northeastern Wisconsin: Green Bay
Mary of Magdala Apostolate (Working name)
An Inclusive Vatican II Catholic Church
Serving Northeastern Wisconsin
1641 Commanche Avenue
Green Bay, WI  54313                                                                               
4:00 P.M. Mass once a month in 2014:  Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 16, April 27, and June 8
Contacts:  Green Bay Pastoral Associate, Carrie Arnold, Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.); Certified Chaplain
Phone: 920-217-0882    
Email:
or
Pastor Alice Iaquinta RCWP, M.Div.
Phone: 414-791-9952
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org

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