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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Mary of Magdala

OUTREACH INITIATIVE – 2019


Take a look at what up this year!

The Original Prayer of Rabbi Yeshua

Learn of the Aramaic world in which Jesus lived and the prayer as he may have taught it to his followers when they implored him: ”Teach us to pray.”

Get more information here.

A Statute with Limitations: Before #metoo

bookHope is being able to see that there is light despite all darkness - Desmond Tutu.  Follow it.

The book now is showing on Amazon. 

 

This link that will take the reader directly to the book.

 



Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 1)
The prospect of starting over after a lifetime is so daunting that I can see why many who leave the Catholic Church just give up on organized religion altogether.

Click here to read The original NCR article. See below for a response.


Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it (Part 2)
"Well, I couldn't NOT respond to this article in the NCR column penned by Melinda Henneberger that came through my inbox this morning."

Click Here to read the rest of the response.
Dear Community,
I am posting the excellent homily on the Transfiguration that I used as a resource today on our website because I believe that it is worth your time to either read or listen to it, or both!
Pastor Alice

Read/Watch "TRANSFIGURING RESPECTABLE WHITE MALE JESUS"

Check out current social justice activities

Our Social Justice Organisations can use your help.

Take a look at what's coming up under "Other Organizations.


Don Timmerman's book, "Midwife of Grace"

"I served God as best I could, starting as a farmer from Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and then evolving through many roles."

Book
The book is available at Amazon, but Don is working at getting copies that could be sold directly so that Casa Maria would benefit more directly ..... Jim
"Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."

A talk given by Rev. James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large, America Media, entitled, "Building Bridges with LGBT Catholics."(Video)

Reflections of Wellness for Women

For more information, Go to the calendar page

Meditation on 9 phases of progressive enlightenment. Reflections on a Thangka painting portraying stages according to Mahamudra Practice
Hello everyone, In our gathering yesterday at MoM's Centering Prayer group, we spent some time gazing upon, meditating and praying with icons. I sensed a deepening and connection in this practice with most members there. One new member who hadn't centered before (we did have a centering prayer sit) discussed some difficulty in centering as one works with formlessness, esp. how to handled busy mind and thoughts/questions arising during prayer. We discussed the Buddhist notion of the 'monkey mind.' A part of that "monkey mind" teaching comes from a Buddhist Mahamudra Thangka (like an icon) from the East. Catherine, who was in attendance yesterday, requested the link the youtube video which describes successive paths to enlightens and inner unity..... Ronald Mendyke

Here is the link.

 

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Pastor Alice Iaquinta Pastor Jim Ryan
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Worship Place & Time

Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles
An Inclusive Vatican II Catholic Church
Serving Southeastern Wisconsin
1529 Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
9:45 A.M. Mass every Sunday
Contact: Co-Pastor Alice Iaquinta RCWP, M.Div.
Phone: 414-791-9952

Co-Pastor Jim Ryan, Phone: 262-492-9093
Email:
Facebook Page: Mary-of-Magdala-Apostle-to-the-Apostles-Catholic-Church
Website: maryofmagdala-mke.org



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The Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Here is an article written by Jim Ewens, Editor of Corpus Magazine regarding the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on priest sex abuse and bishops' cover ups for the last 70 years.

Take a look at this information.

How to Make Your Voice Heard In Congress.
Take a look at this information.

Dear Community,
How refreshing is this Sunday's Gospel. The blind beggar says to Jesus, "I want to see." Jesus says, "Your faith has been your salvation." This particular passage has 15 sentences, most of which are simple declarative ones. They are clear, direct, and forthright. How refreshing and how completely other than the glob of oozy, lying mess that passes for political ads that we will finally be rid of on November 7. Last week I was filling up my car with gas and was treated to a political ad - packed with lies, naturally - on the video screen on the pump.
Let's come Sunday to celebrate the message that reminds us that the sign of integrity is clearly to care for the other in need.
Here's a little scripture to chew on. It's from the Book of Wisdom (6:17)
"The true meaning of Wisdom is the desire to learn, and to be passionate about learning is to love Her. The love of Wisdom means keeping her laws at all times - keeping Her standards assures you of immortality, and staying pure brings you close to God. In this way, the desire for Wisdom leads you to true sovereignty. If you who rule over people wish to keep your thrones and symbols of power, then honor Wisdom so that you may lead forever!"
Readings for Sunday: 1) Jeremiah 31:7-9; 2) Hebrews 5:1-6; 3) Mark 10:46-52.
Whether in body and/or in spirit we gather Sunday morning at 9:45. See ya'
Take care,
Jim

(Posted 10/26/18)