Saturday, June 27, 2015: Homily by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
Bridget Mary's Blog has published: ARCWP Videos of Mary Catherine White's Ordination as Priest in New Hampshire which took place last weekend.
From National Catholic Reporter: ’Laudato Si' should have lifted the ban on contraception by Jamie Manson
It's been nearly a week since the much-anticipated release of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment. Since then, the document's many beautiful and challenging elements have been justifiably lauded in both the religious and secular media.
From NCR: Francis again rejects women as heads of Vatican offices by Joshua J. McElwee
TURIN, ITALY Pope Francis has again publicly indicated he is not considering appointing women to leadership positions in the nearly all-male Vatican bureaucracy, saying to do so would be to promote a "functionalism" of women's roles in the Catholic church. continue reading
Well. There you have it. Without any further explanation to support his discriminatory beliefs, the pope states that women should not hold “functional roles” within the Roman Catholic Church Leadership. Disappointing. This Pope has many good qualities. However, he clings to some outdated and misguided opinions concerning women. Pope - hear your people - ORDAIN WOMEN
From New Hampshire Public Radio: After Weekend Ordination, Gorham Woman Says She Will Assume Role Of A Roman Catholic Priest By Chris Jensen
A radical event took place Saturday in a most traditional setting: a tiny, white, classic New England church in Shelburne. Mary Catherine White was ordained and now considers herself a Roman Catholic priest.
From NYT: Gay Marriage’s Moment by Frank Bruni
REMEMBER the AIDS crisis? If you lived in a big American city during its spread, you were witness to constant sorrow and countless examples of gay people treated as second-class citizens.
It is profoundly unfortunate that the Roman Catholic Church has lost so much of it’s moral credibility by fighting AGAINST love and justice. Catholic Church, when will you provide moral leadership? Catholic church - ORDAIN WOMEN, Marry Lesbian and Gay Couples.
From Cleveland.Com: Cuyahoga County courts set to issue same-sex marriage licenses if Supreme Court strikes down ban
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County's probate courts are ready to go should the U.S. Supreme Court legalize same-sex marriage, according to a news release sent Tuesday.
We extend love and prayers to our Muslim sisters and brothers as they begin observation of the Holy Month of Ramadan. This year Ramadan extends from the evening of Wednesday June 17th thru the evening of Friday July 17th.
From NYT: Pope Creates Tribunal for Bishop Negligence in Child Sexual Abuse Cases By Elisabetta Povoledo and Laurie Goodstein
ROME — Roman Catholic bishops accused of covering up or failing to prevent the sexual abuse of children by priests will now be subject to judgment and discipline by a new Vatican tribunal, according to a plan approved on Wednesday by Pope Francis.
This is good news. It would have been even better news thirty years ago.
Dr. Walter Brueggemann will speak at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday June 14. Dr. Brueggemann will teach a 9:30am Bible study class and preach for the 11am worship service. At 2pm, Brueggemann will discuss the Biblical response to the wealth inequality that results in an economy of extraction.
As he explains, both Biblical and present-day economic powers thrive by extracting wealth from the vulnerable and transferring it to a powerful elite. The result is a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few at the expense of the many.
According to Brueggemann, the means of such extraction are unfair taxation, debt management, high interest rates, and cheap labor. The Bible speaks against such practices and in favor of restoring economic equity through debt cancellation. Given current U.S. economic policies and practices, this issue is as important today as it was in Biblical times,.
Among the world’s foremost interpreters of the Hebrew Bible, Walter Brueggemann has lectured and preached all over the world. He is the author of over 100 books and articles, including Theology of the Old Testament; Psalms: New Cambridge Bible Commentary with William Bellinger, Sabbath as Resistance; Reality, Grief, Hope; The Prophetic Imagination; and Journey to the Common Good.
Dr. Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theology Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where he served from 1986 until his retirement in 2003. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ.
Forest Hill Church Presbyterian
All worship services and events are free and open to the public. More information.
3031 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Directions and Map.
We have a message from Joan Houk Bishop for the Great Waters Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests:
The ordination of the most recent RCWP deacon in the Great Waters Region, Kathy Rolenc. Kathy was ordained on May 30, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park, IL.
Top row: Rev. Elsie McGrath (St. Louis, MO), Susan Mielke (cand., IL), "Catharine Jameson" (cand., IL), Rev. Ann Klonowski (Cleveland, OH), Rev. Mary Grace Crowley-Koch (Chicago, IL)
Bottom row: Rev. Dagmar Celeste (Cleveland, OH), Bishop Joan C. Houk (Pittsburgh, PA), Deacon Kathy Rolenc (Chicago, IL), Rev. Barbara Zeman (Chicago, IL), Rev. Paula Hoeffer (Cincinnati, OH), Rev. Lillian Lewis (Three Oaks, MI)
From Iglesia Descalza: Women's Ordinations - May 2015 provides us with pictures from the Ordinations and some biographical information about the new Priests and Deacons.
Our sisters in the Church of England are pushing for gender inclusive language in liturgy... They have a good shot at making progress. Rome needs to move forward on this issue as well.
From Women and the Church (WATCH): ‘Let God be a She’ – the national conversation about a God without gender.
Orthodox theology teaches us that all human beings are made in the image of God.
From the Guardian: Let God be a 'she', says Church of England women's group
A group within the Church of England is calling for God to be referred to as female following the selection of the first female bishops.