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 

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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.

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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

 

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Reply to "Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it"

Dear All,

Well, I couldn't NOT respond to this article in the NCR column penned by Melinda Henneberger that came through my inbox this morning. Her title is "Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it". I decided that my voice needed to be part of what she "is hearing"! I include my response below--enjoy!

"I, too, realized I had to leave the institutional Roman Catholic Church. After a young priest I graduated with from the diocesan seminary stood before those gathered for Sunday liturgy, proclaiming that women attempting ordination in the church committed as grave a sin as those ordained men who sexually abused children, I stood up and walked out, never to return.

"Since then, I stand in prophetic witness as a Roman Catholic woman priest, now serving as bishop to ordain those women and men who believe they, too, are called to step away from the man-made canon law that forbids such an action. It is a new frontier that is not for the faint of heart. I believe the RCC must change, and I am blessed that the Spirit has guided me on this journey of reformation in the church for future generations. An unlikely prophet to be sure, but there has been no other kind in the history of our faith.

"No church lasts if it loses its integrity and forgets its mission of inclusivity and love. Women are realizing their call to raise their voices and offer their lives in truth and holiness through ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic tradition.

"My prayer is that the institutional church rediscovers its purpose and mission of living and proclaiming that all are equal and one in Christ Jesus, left on the roadside so long ago as it embraced a caste system in its governance and subjugation of women. Now is the time to reclaim that purpose for which Jesus laid down his own life and asked us to do the same. Women's voices will not be silenced!"

Advent blessings!
Mary Eileen