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!
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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.

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PRESS RELEASE:Roman Catholic Womenpriests
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 20, 2013
CONTACT: Monique Venne
EMAIL:

Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA is encouraged by Pope Francis’ interview published in America magazine on September 19, in which he moves the church forward by turning back to the Gospel values of Jesus Christ and to the discerned, collegial, ecumenical wisdom of the Vatican II Council.


We especially appreciate Francis’ remarks on the role of women in the church and the need for discussion of the deep questions women are asking.  We are hopeful that his message of inclusivity, consultation and discernment, which grounds the entire interview, will yield an inclusive, consultative and discerned search for answers to those deep questions by women, for and about women, with women.  We agree wholeheartedly that the church does need the genius of women wherever decisions are made in the church, in all roles and functions, as the Pope indicates. 

We think such consultation with the total people of God on these deep questions will reveal a more comprehensive understanding, or “a profound theology of the woman,” to use the Pope’s words.  However, since the church does not seem to need “a profound theology of the man,” it is bewildering to think it needs a “theology of the woman.”  We also note that Francis used Pope John Paul II’s language to describe the “feminine genius” of women, but we hope that it does not mean he has accepted John Paul’s theory of the complementarity of the sexes.

Joyfully, we believe that Pope Francis has opened the long forbidden, but now timely and necessary, discussion of women’s ordination as one of the deepest questions facing the church.  We agree with Pope Francis that, "There are ecclesiastical rules and precepts that were once effective, but now they have lost value or meaning.  The view of the church's teaching as a monolith to defend without nuance or different understanding is wrong."   Legalistic and decadent ideologies of machismo which have kept women from answering their calls are also wrong.  The Spirit is calling women to priestly vocations, as she always has.  We say, “Yes!  Here we are.  We are ready.”  We must walk together. 

Roman Catholic Womenpriests offers Catholics a model for a renewed priestly ministry in vibrant, grassroots communities where all are equal and all are welcome. The Catholic people of God have accepted us as their priests on the prophetic frontiers of the church.  They continue to support us as we grow in numbers from the first daringly astute and audacious seven women ordained on the Danube River in 2002.   Over a hundred ordained women are now ministering as priests in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. Many more are in preparation.

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.