Nuns on the Bus Coming to Rochester and Albany

Come See the Nuns on the Bus


We’re Coming to New York!

In just a few days, NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus will be visiting your area on our journey to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. In an election year, it’s crucial that our message to Mend the Gaps in income and wealth inequality in our nation be heard and heeded. We hope you’ll join us in New York!

Site Visit
Wednesday, July 20
3:30 PM

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center
417 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620

Caucus to Mend the Gaps
Wednesday, July 20
7:00 PM

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
(in the Refectory)
1100 S Goodman Street Rochester, NY 14620

Thursday, July 21
12:00 Noon

New York State Capitol
West Capitol Park
State Street
Albany, NY 12210

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Our goal is to bring a politics of inclusion to divided places, change the conversation to mending the vast economic and social divides in our country, and counter political incivility with our message of inclusion.

Pope Francis has said, “a healthy politics is sorely needed.” View our schedule and RSVP to join us on this journey.

Can’t make it? There are other ways to get involved:

See you there,

Sister Simone Campbell
Executive Director

P.S. We’re sending these announcements to everyone in a state with a bus event or within two hours of an event — which means you may end up receiving more than one email. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but wanted you to know about all our stops near you.

Join us for our Mary Magdalene Celebration 7-21-16 with the Upper Room Community

CTA members and friends of the Capital District are invited to Celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene as we join with the Upper Room Community in Troy this year.

This year the Upper Room Community will prepare the Mary of Magdala celebration. We will begin our celebration at 7:00pm. at the Upper Room in Troy, NY.  For this celebration, wear a colorful stole or scarf and we will celebrate Eucharist together.

The Upper Room is located next to Brown’s Brewery.  (map) Some of you may want to meet before or after for dinner.

 Here is the address:

Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community

415 River Street, Second Floor

Troy, NY 12180

handicap accessible

Witness for Women’s Ordination-Albany

Call to Action members and other Capital Region residents stood silently across from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as priests of the diocese, Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard and Bishop Edward Scharfenberger entered to ordain four young men to the priesthood, Saturday, June 18th.

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Albany Call to Action: Join us for our Witness for Women Ordination Day June 18


Call to Action -Capital District, a progressive Roman Catholic community that educates, inspires and activates Catholics to act for justice and build inclusive communities, will hold a witness for Women’s Ordination on Saturday, June 18th at 10AM across from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, corner of Madison and Eagle Street, Albany.   This witness is before the 11AM ordination service at the Cathedral for four priests by the Roman Catholic Diocese.

Catholic men and women join to ask the Diocese of Albany to build “A Church for Our Daughters”.

The witness is a prophetic call for the Catholic Church to fully recognize the gifts of women in the Church and reverse the refusal of the Church to recognize the movement of the Holy Spirit in leading both men and women to priestly ordination.  This refusal has contributed to the sharp increase in the number of young Catholic women who have recently left the Church.

In light of Pope Francis’ recent call to study whether women could be ordained as deacons, we call on the Albany Diocese to open up a dialogue with laity and clergy to discuss women’s roles in the Church including priestly ordination.   This is consistent with the spirit of Pope Francis’ papacy of opening up the Church and the Vatican II ecumenical council which envisioned the Church as the People of God.

Who:  All Call to Action members and friends

What:  A respectful witness with signs to bring attention locally to the need for our Church to open its doors to women as equals.  Bring signs, help us to hold up our banners.

When:  On Ordination Day, June 18, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Where:  On the sidewalk opposite the front doors of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at the corner of Eagle St. and Madison Ave. in Downtown Albany.