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

NEW! Catholic Labor Movements in Europe
Attached is the review in Commonweal Magazine of the book that Paul Misner just published on the "Catholic Labor Movements in Europe". Paul comes to our Liturgies once in awhile. The review is very well written and shows the depth of knowledge that Paul has on this subject.
Joe Burke
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NEW! Support the resettlement of Iraqi and Syrian refugees into the United States.
Call Senators Johnson and Baldwyn to vote against the American SAFE Act." Call 888-897-9753.
Click here for more information.
Open Letter to Cardina G.L Muller
This is an open letter dated Friday, January 1, 2016 to Cardina G.L Muller, Prefect of CDF/Vatican From Theologian Dr. Ida Raming, RCWP.
To read the complete letter, click here!
NEW!Toward a more than literal and more than rational and more than capitalist Christmas! by Matthew Fox
Some people complain that there exists a “war on Christmas.” I propose that there are three wars on Christmas going on in our time.
Please take the time to read this informative article.
Capuchin's Holiday Food Boxes
During November and December, Outreach will be supporting the Capuchin’s Holiday Food Boxes, which they distribute to needy families through House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal sites. To see the needed items, click here.
Feminism In Faith: Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s Challenge To The Vatican
Widely considered one of the architects of Catholic feminist theology, the 72-year-old nun and professor has often clashed with institutional leaders — including the future pope — in her fight for equality in the clergy. Read the complete article at BuzzFeed News here
SURPRISED BY JOY: SPRINGS FROM THE GREAT DEEP ILLUMINATING RELIGIOUS LIFE
Leadership Conference of Women Religious 2015 Assembly Houston, Texas SURPRISED BY JOY: SPRINGS FROM THE GREAT DEEP ILLUMINATING RELIGIOUS LIFE Janet Mock, CSJ August 12, 2015
Read the whole text here.
Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle meets with members of pontifical commission on sex abuse
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Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle meets with members of pontifical commission on sex abuse
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Still the Second Sex
"Last Friday Seventh Day Adventists voted to continue to deny ordination to women. Earlier this month, three women AME pastors in South Carolina received hateful, menacing letters denouncing them for violating biblical norms about women's submission." Read the complete article here
What Faith Is Not - Joan Chittister

Faith is not about understanding the ways of God. It is not about maneuvering God into a position of human subjugation, making a God who is a benign deity who exists to see life as we do. Faith, in fact, is not about understanding at all. It is about awe in the face of the God of all. And it is awe that inspires an alleluia to the human soul.

Faith is about reverencing precisely what we do not understand—the mystery of the Life Force that generates life for us all. It is about grounding ourselves in a universe so intelligent, so logical, so clearly loving that only a God in love with life could possibly account for it completely.

When we center our power outside ourselves, which is of the essence of faith, we have faith in something greater than our smallness. We take our very lack of control as a sign of God’s presence in the world. It is precisely because of our smallness that we can come to see and trust the greatness of God that surrounds us. It is only then that we can really come to see the face of God in the face of the other.

Faith in what we cannot control, do not see, cannot understand destroys the idol that is ourselves. It is only the deep-down belief that we are not the be-all and end-all of the universe that can save us from ourselves. It is the awareness of being part of something vast and intelligent and well-intentioned that gives purpose to life, that leads us to seek beyond the horizons of our smallness to the hope that tomorrow, warped as we may be today, we can all be better.

Faith in God is the only ground we have for faith in ourselves, in humanity, in life. Then we may care enough about others, about the purpose of God for all human life, to go beyond the kind of religion that turns God into a local deity and life into a zero-sum game in which winner takes all and losers abound.

—from Uncommon Gratitude by Joan Chittister (Liturgical Press)


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Pastor Alice Iaquinta Pastor Jim Ryan
Looking for a progressive, inclusive, ecumenical Ash Wednesday Joint Worship?
Join us at 7p.m. Wed. Feb 10, 2016
Pastor Alice Iaquinta, Mary of Magdala Catholic Church
and
Pastor Sue Burwell, Wauwatosa United Methodist Church
Co-presid​ers
WAUMC Church
1529 Wauwatosa Ave,
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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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

Co-Pastor Jim Ryan, Phone: 262-492-9093
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org

 

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Concerned about climate change? So are we.

The Ramos Community of the Ignatian Associates invites you to join us as we experience the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, a half-day, interactive workshop created by the Pachamama Alliance. During the symposium you will look squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on our planet Earth.

Here is the flyer containing all of the information.