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 


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 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


Church Activities

Dear Friends of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

1..Human Trafficking
It happens EVERYWHERE according to trafficking victim Jennifer Kempton from Columbus, Ohio. Jennifer says that public awareness is a vital tool in eradicating modern slavery. Recently, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported that human trafficking is spreading throughout Wisconsin. Learn key Red Flags and report what you observe to the National Hotline: 1.888.3737.888 (good to add this number to your contacts).
2. Observe June 12th World Day Against Child Labor
Ashley Feasley, Esq. in the USCCB’s Office of Migration writes that globally about 120 million children between the ages of 5-14 years are forced to labor in domestic service, agriculture, home industries, etc. (This number exceeds 1/3 the current population of the United States.) We may purchase many products that these children work to produce for corporations – food, clothing, etc. Their labor in the supply chains of companies violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child. If we contribute to child labor in any way, we violate children’s rights and steal their childhood from them. The culture of consumerism contributes to a culture of enslavement. As consumers we can act responsibly to end modern slavery.
On June 26, 1987 the Convention against Torture entered into force, and thus June 26th has been designated as a day to help victims of torture. This month, interfaith organizations partner with civil and human rights advocates to promote awareness of the abhorrent injustice of torture. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) also invites us choose a day for a 23-hour fast for a Torture Free World.

4. Family Detention – Action Requested
I recently returned from meetings in San Antonio, and passed the detention center in Dilley which is operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. Justice for Immigrants (JFI) invites us to send a letter to the women and children held in detention centers, letting them know that they are in our thoughts and prayers and that we will do all in our power to end the immoral practice of family detention. Catholic Legal Immigration Network has some tips and information on how to send the letters, as well as educational and other resources for your use. Please visit their website for details.

Then please take a minute to send a note to President Obama. JFI has prepared a pre-written letter addressed to the President urging him to end family detention. The letter recounts some of the extreme hardship faced by mothers and their children in these prisons and reminds the President of their right to due process protections under our law. Detaining these families violates their human dignity and compromised our national values.

5. Vatican to Release Encyclical on June 18th
NCR reports that Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical letter on the environment will be released on June 18th. As we prepare to receive the letter, the staff at Education for Justice offers two free resources: a reflection guide about how we relate with creation and ten suggestions for care of the earth. Please share these links with others. Thank you!

6. Book Documents Racism in Convents of Women Religious
Recently Dr. Shaneen Dee Williams spoke to the National Black Sisters Conference regarding her research on Blacks who entered religious life. Her forthcoming book documents the history of Black sisters in the USA. Included in her research are oral histories of members of the National Black Sisters’ Conference. (I recall that the LCWR exhibit about women religious in the USA had an entry about a congregation that held slaves, and testimonies of racism.)

Your Sister in Christ,
Sally Ann Brickner, OSF
Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Coordinator
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

“If you want peace, work for justice.” Pope Paul VI