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News & Updates

Latest Update: 04/18/2021

We are now providing some easier ways of making your donation to Mary of Magdal. Including PayPal!
Click on the "Donate" button on the navigation bar above or cliick in the blue box below.

Donation Information
We have lost one of the most influential theologians of the last hundred years with the death of Hans Kung.
Read this article to find out why I say that. Pastor Alice

Hans Kung Information

Some photos from the "Pathway of the Passion"
This was a walk on Good Friday on the streets of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Our partners from Inclusive Catholics of Melbourne participated.

Photos from "Down Under"

We are now posting a Video recording of the most recent Sunday Zoom service.
Go to the "Service/Homilies" on the Menu and select "2021" in the dropdown menu. There is a new selection under the "Most Current Church Service Video". That will be changed the Monday after each Sunday service.
View the video here

There is now a posting of the International Eucharist between Wisconsin, Australia and New Zealand.!!!
On March 20, 2021 Mary of Magdala had a joint ZOOM service with a group from Australia and a group from New Zealand. It was reconded and it iss available for viewing here:
International Service

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

Take a look here!

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

Take a look 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..  

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


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


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

All are welcome! 

Worship Place & Time

Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Currently, due to covid 19, we are meeting on line using ZOOM. To join us online, contact Rev Jim Ryan for the access information.
jimryan6885@gmail.com


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.