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News & Updates

Latest Update: 04/07/2021

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.

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

 

Links of Interest:

Documents

Worship Communities led by Roman Catholic Women Priests.
Click Here to find the communities world wide.

Organizations

Drug Rehab and Domestic Abuse This is a web resource that provides ​free ​information and support to people fighting domestic abuse, mental illness and addiction and to spread the word about these issues.This is a web resource that provides ​free ​information and support to people fighting domestic abuse, mental illness and addiction and to spread the word about these issues. Click here!

Downtown Disciples
is an "Unapologetically Progressive" Christian community and urban ministry, "doing justice, loving kindness and walking humbly" together in Des Moines, Iowa. We are LGBTQ affirming and we proclaim #BlackLivesMatter. You are invited to visit our all-inclusive spiritual community and become part of our movement for wholeness in this fragmented world. Take a look here!

Catholics for Choice (CFC)
http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/
A voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health. CFC has its headquarters in Washington, DC. Works with sister organizations throughout Latin America, and maintains a presence in the European parliament and throughout Europe, working closely with Catholic and reproductive health colleagues there. CFC is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO in the UN system and has participated in many UN conferences and forums. CFC and its partners are active in support of social justice and human rights in both church and society.

Christians With Questions
http://christianswithquestions.org
An ecumenical group not afraid to look at some of the questions our theologians have been dealing with for the past 200 years . Milwaukee group

Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes http://www.csasisters.org

As women religious, we freely choose to profess our commitment publicly through vows of poverty, celibate chastity, and obedience. Our life in community supports both our spiritual life and ministry. "We envision community to be a sign of the presence of Christ among us and a source of great apostolic power."

Nathional Catholic Reporter (NCR)
http://ncronline.org/
Established in 1964, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) began as a newspaper and is now a print and Web news source that stands as one of the few independent journalistic outlets for Catholics and others who struggle with the complex moral and societal issues of the day. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Network http://www.networklobby.org

A Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace—educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation.


Pathfinders http://pathfindersmke.org
Pathfinders has brought safety, hope, and healing to thousands of young people and families dealing with homelessness, family problems, mental health issues, sexual abuse, alcohol and drug addictions, juvenile delinquency, and educational needs, for over 40 years. From basic shelter to one-on-one counseling, helps them build the skills they need to succeed at home, at school and in the community. Services are designed to protect youth and young adults, strengthen individuals and families, and improve the emotional and mental health of people at risk in the Milwaukee area. Services are offered at little or no cost, and the vast majority of Pathfinders’ clients are low-income.

Project Q
http://www.projectqmke.org
Serves over 800 Milwaukee area youth(ages 13-24) each year, and approximately 150 of those youth receive extensive case management services where staff meet one- on-one with youth to assist them. Provides weekly culturally relevant, contemporary programs in a “for youth, by youth” space that aim for the positive cultural, social, educational, and emotional development of young adults; empowera young adults to make healthy (informed) decisions about sexual health (such as HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy) as well as personal wellness (ATODA, finances, and relationships, etc.); advocates for and collaborate with programs and organizations that meet the varied needs of LGBTQA young adults and their communities; Designs and implements activities that insure diversity and community in every aspect of Project Q; provides a space that affirms LGBTQA young adults to fully identify and express themselves without fear of ridicule and harassment

Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP) http://www.romancatholicwomenpriests.org

Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) is an international movement within the Roman Catholic Church. The mission of Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA is to prepare, ordain in Apostolic Succession, and support primarily women who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel.

Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) http://www.voiceofthefaithful.org

A lay organization of faithful Catholics, who organized in 2002 as a response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, since expanded worldwide with more than 30,000 members. Mission: to provide a prayerful voice, attentive to the Spirit, through which the faithful can actively participate in the governance and guidance of the Catholic Church. Working towards three goals: support survivors of clergy sexual abuse; support priests of integrity; shape structural change within the Catholic Church

Resources for Members


"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. They also issued a statement indicating their beliefs and what it is they are rejecting in our country. It is a strong, prophetic statement including a warning regarding the direction our country is headed right now.

www.reclaimingjesus.org

Suzanne


Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World

Over the years, women religious have been drawn to live more deeply out of a contemplative stance. This stance leads us to explore the world with a vision that penetrates below the surface and draws wisdom and insight from those great depths.
https://lcwr.org/calendar/lcwr-assembly-2015

FutureChurch Teleconference Series Continues FutureChurch continues its tradition of providing Catholics with the opportunity to hear and engage leading Catholic theologians, biblical scholars, journalists, activists, ministers and others right in the comfort of your home. https://www.futurechurch.org/events/teleconference-with-sr-elizabeth-johnson

Want to stay current on what the Pope is saying? Use this link to NCR
(National Catholic Reporter) http://ncronline.org/blogs/francis-chronicles?f

The Pope: How the Church will change
Click Here


America magazine interview with Pope Francis
Click Here
Book review of A Matter of Conscience
This book is by Fr. Tony Flannery of Ireland, founder of the Irish Association of Catholic Priests, silenced by the Vatican for his views on women's ordination, homosexuality, celibacy and more. Click Here

Newstalk Interview with Fr Tony Flannery

Founder of the Irish Association of Catholic Priests, silenced by the Vatican for his views on women's ordination, homosexuality, celibacy and more.
Click Here

The Last Word with Matt Cooper - A Question of Conscience with author Fr Tony Flannery
Founder of the Irish Association of Catholic Priests, silenced by the Vatican for his views on women's ordination, homosexuality, celibacy and more.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/14/my-take-what-it-means-for-one-of-my-brothers-to-become-pope/

Some comments from a Jesuit Priest, Father James Martin, about the new Pope.

How to Become a Pope!
Would you like to become Pope? Here is a link to a YouTube video that will show you in an accurate, but sometimes lightheated way, the path to becoming Pope.

Women Priests Movement Endorsed By National Catholic Reporter

The Huffington Post article about the Women Priests Movement being endorsed by a Catholic newspaper reporter. Click here

Roman Catholic Womenpriests Website


Catholic Women Press Their Fitness for Priesthood


Bridget Mary's Blog
"The Time is Now for Restructuring the Roman Catholic Church" by Alice Iaquinta Click Here

Rev. Irene Senn ordained

Click here for the photo and additional information.

Liberation Theology Gets the CDF Seal of Approval, and the Rich Act Different…Who Knew? June 21, 2013

Says who? Says Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, that’s who.. [ Complete article here]


Veteran Jesuit explains choice to return to lay life - July 15, 2013
In a lengthy, moving letter to friends and colleagues, veteran Jesuit priest Bert Thelen explains his reasons for leaving the order and the priesthood and returning to the lay state. Thelen, who is almost 80 years old, has served as parish priest, provincial staff member and provincial during his 45 years of service.
[Read Complete Article here]