There are only five days left to apply for the Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship For Women Discerning Priestly Ordination.
Applications will close on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This scholarship is primarily directed to women who wish to be ordained Catholic priests. Secondarily, it is open to women who are seeking priestly ordination in other denominations.
The scholarship will support undergraduate and graduate women beginning in the 2017-18 academic year at a Catholic-sponsored institution.
For more information or to apply click here!
Some of you may want to check this book out...
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother - by Kate Hennessy
The life and work of Dorothy Day—the iconic, celebrated, and controversial Catholic whom Pope Francis called a “great American”—told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. Her life has been revealed through her own writings as well as the work of historians, theologians, and academics. What has been missing until now is a more personal account from the point of view of someone who knew her well. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty is a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrayal as written by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy. The book is available on Amazon
There is a Book review at Fresh Air on NPR
A PRAYER for WOMEN'S ORDINATION on the FEAST of the ANNUNCIATION
God of the Universe, long ago you spoke through an angel to your servant, Mary, who opened her entire being in response to your creative Word. In the gift of that Word, she carried Christ in her womb and into the world. Today you are speaking through your Spirit to the hearts of women around the world, inviting them to be Christ bearers to serve in the Sacramental Priesthood of the Church. They have heard you; and, like Mary, they hunger to respond with their entire being. Give courage and freedom to them and to the citizens of your church, both women and men, to open and embrace the sacred space that will make their priesthood a living reality in today's world, which waits in need of the gifts they are called to bring to your table. Amen.
~Women's Ordination Worldwide
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
La Asociación de Presbíteras Católicas Romanas
joyfully invites you
les invita con júbilo
to the / a la
SILVIA ANTONIA GUILLERMINA BRANDON PÉREZ
Ordaining Bishop/ La obispa que ordena:
Olga Lucía Álvarez Benjumea
April 8, 2017 – el 8 de abril de 2017
11:00 AM / a las 11 a.m.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
en la Iglesia Presbiteriana de San Juan
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705
All clergy are invited to wear stoles with the color of their choice.
Se invita al clero a ponerse estolas del color que quieran.
is airing this week as part of the America ReFramed series
On the World Channel
In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns, putting them under the supervision of conservative bishops. Radical Grace follows three U.S. nuns, sisters Simone Campbell, Chris Schenk, and Jean Hughes, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system. The nuns’ advocacy puts their lives at stake, at a tense time in the Church as a new Pope is being selected. However, they’re willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher calling - to apply their faith to action. Continue reading.
In Cleveland watch on WVIZ World Channel (25.3)
Mar. 14 at 08:00 pm
Mar. 15 at 12:00 am
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Wednesday March 1st is Ash Wednesday
The Community of St. Bridget will celebrate with the Brecksville United Church of Christ at 7 pm. The service is preceded by a soup supper at 6:30. [If you plan to attend the supper, please RSVP so that all may be accommodated. Thanks!]
If you are in Toledo Holy Spirit Catholic Community will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with Sacrament of Reconciliation and General Absolution: March 1 at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel at 3925 W. Central
Avenue, Toledo. ALL are welcome at the table.
When We Rise, a new docudrama airing on ABC, tells the epic story of the modern gay rights movement, from its infancy in the mid 20th Century thru today. To our knowledge, this is the most comprehensive television treatment of LGBT rights history attempted to date.
The series will air on ABC tonight, February 27, at 9 p.m. The remaining three episodes air from March 1st to March 3rd at (9 P.M.).
Also, at 8PM on Thursday ABC will air When We Rise: The People Behind the Story, which will feature interviews with the real life people that the characters are based on.
We highly recommend watching.
The Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests
invites you to share our joy at the ordination of
Marilyn Elizabeth Rondeau, Ed.D.
to the Priesthood
Saturday, April 29, 2017
at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon
St. John’s United Church of Christ
1000 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Officiating, Bishop Andrea Michele Johnson
RCWP-USA, Eastern Region
On Saturday, January 21st, Millions of women (and their male supporters) in Washington DC, in Cleveland, across the nation and around the world came together to stand up for the values we hold dear.
Crowd Scientists Say Women’s March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump’s Inauguration
Pictures From Women’s Marches on Every Continent
Women’s March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Away’
As a new administration takes power in Washington,
the mandate of the Gospel is clear.
The Community of St Bridget stands with:
Latinas & Latinos
People with disabilities
We support equality and inclusion.
We love diversity.
We build bridges - not walls.
We defend the environment.
aggression targeted at women
dictators and autocrats
hate, fear and division.
We will stand
and speak out in defense of our values,
remembering these words of Martin Niemöller:
First they came for the Socialists,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak for me.
Dagmar Braun Celeste shares with us a little about her call to the Priesthood...
Only God’s Love by Dagmar Braun Celeste RCWP
For many years, I believed that the most important day of my life was the day I was baptized. Then, after experiencing my First Communion, I was certain that no other day would ever match the glory of that day. But in that same year even more grace was added on the day of my Confirmation. None of the elaborate trappings of that day could camouflage the fact that I had become co-responsible for the well-being of my soul and the health of my church. That day I became a spiritual warrior, ready to lay down my life for the love of God. And for over thirty years, I believed that nothing would ever overshadow the radiant joy of my wedding day. (Hit the Read More button below to continue with Dagmar’s story)
This passage was written in 1958. Today, King's biased choice of pronouns seems very dated to our ears. He was in fact unaware that his choice of words were reflective of a massive system of oppression which pushed women to the margins. A modern day King, writing this paragraph in 2017, would not have made the same mistake. Even so, King's words are timeless in their underlying meaning. Often systems of oppression are so pervasive that oppressors are not even aware of the harm they do. Often victims of opression are complicit with their own oppression. We are all called to "massive non-cooperation" with evil systems.
Photo credit: Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Mary Eileen shares with us a little about her call to the Priesthood...
Called to Serve the Church by Mary Eileen Collingwood, ARCWP
I grew up in a family that was always taking care of someone. During my teenage years, I worked in a Catholic-sponsored nursing home as a nurse's aide. The nuns in charge indoctrinated us so that everyone who worked there knew the main goal was to prepare the residents for heaven. After high school, I entered the convent. When it was apparent that my mother was having difficulty caring for my grandmother and I felt the pull to help out, I left the convent to come home. (My Superior wasted no time in letting me know that I was not submissive enough for convent life.) So naturally, after I was married and our first child was 6 months old, I thought nothing of having my great-aunt's best friend move in with us when she had nowhere else to live. This gesture often repeated itself throughout our marriage, including the time after my older sister's death when her five girls needed a place to stay when their father worked weekends, holidays, and summer recess. And when my father-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my husband and I cared for him in our home until he could be placed in an appropriate nursing facility. (Hit the Read More button below to continue with Mary Eileen's story)
Photos from October 1st at CSB. Bishop Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger of Linz, Austria (who was ordained the same time as Dagmar) was visiting.
Left to right. Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger of Linz, Austria , Dagmar Celeste,
Ann P. Klonowski, Sue Guzik, Mary Eileen Collingwood
Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Cincinnati, Claudia Adamson (center) was ordained a deacon
by Bishop Joan Houk (left). Also pictured: Rev Elsie McGrath, Program Coordinator.