Blog

Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

A 30 Years Journey begins with, “You’re dead wrong, Ron!”

A 30 Years Journey Begins with, “You’re Dead Wrong, Ron!”© by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com Community blog:  https://maryofmagdala-mke.org/blog At the end of May in 2015 the people of Ireland voted for marriage equality, thereby making love and not legal barriers the hallmark of the contemporary Irish way of life.  The event coincided in that year’s…
Read more

Ash Wednesday – the Little Things and Mystery

Ash Wednesday – the Little Things and Mystery © by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com I delivered this homily at this year’s annual Ash Wednesday Service celebrated together by the faith communities of Wauwatosa Area United Methodist Church and Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community.   George was my best friend growing up.  He…
Read more

Who knows where we are going?

Who knows where we are going? Thoughts on 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 11, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com Today’s passage from the Gospel of Mark gains in meaning when placed alongside the same story of the healed leper in the other two synoptic gospels – Luke and Matthew.  The spare, yet complete,…
Read more

Who are we?

Who are we? Thoughts on 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 4, 2018 by Rev. Jim Ryan,  jimryan6885@gmail.com “Who are we?” is the third in a series of questions we have been considering over the past three Sundays.  We began first with “Who are You?” with consideration of Moses’ conversation with YHWH on Mount Horeb. …
Read more