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Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

“In Praise of Risk” by Anne Dufourmantelle

A Review by Rev. Jim Ryan, PhD  — jimryan6885@gmail.com Co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213 On July 21, 2017 Anne Dufourmantelle drowned while attempting to save two children (who survived) that were swimming in the Mediterranean off the Southwest coast of France.  At the time, the news of…
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Free to Worship Without Fear

Rev. Jim Ryan, PhD  — jimryan6885@gmail.com Co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213 In a recent discussion about preaching a question arose as to what people will or won’t hear preached in the RC Church.  The particular topic escapes me now, but the idea of this reminded me that,…
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When Life Catches Up with the Words

Rev. Jim Ryan, PhD  — jimryan6885@gmail.com Co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community Feast of Assumption —  August 16, 2020 Today I am more interested in what Mary did than what she said.  It’s the reason I selected the Gospel from the Vigil Mass of Assumption rather than the Gospel from the…
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Disproportion in 2 applications

Rev. Jim Ryan, PhD  — jimryan6885@gmail.com Co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213   In the span of 8 months we have adopted new patterns of thinking and of marking events.  I’m guessing that you/we all have started a comment with, “When we used to be together…” or “Now…
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Sacrament Alive!

Rev. Jim Ryan, PhD  — jimryan6885@gmail.com Co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Community 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time —  August 2, 2020 If one is going to celebrate a Eucharist liturgy that glories in the 5 human physical senses one couldn’t pick a better Sunday than this one.  Take a closer look…
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