While the Institutional Roman Catholic Church continues to be non-responsive to the issue of women’s ordination, a group of CTA members stood witness to the role of women in the Church on Saturday, June 18.
It seems like the Catholic Hierarchy can motor on indefinitely without any observable recognition of women in the Church. We might say the very same things about all baptized in this Church. In spite of Vatican II, in spite of everything learned from history, in spite of our understanding of human development the Church continues to cast a blind eye toward women as anything but silent partners in the governing of the Roman Catholic Church to say nothing of the overwhelming need for a pastoral presence for those in need.
Join us this Saturday am at the Cathedral for a Witness for Women as we stand for inclusion of all the baptized in the working and manifestation of the Roman Catholic Church. We have done this before and we will persist in making a public statement in the only way open to us, by offering our witness to the fact that women should be ordained in our Church.
Join us on Saturday at 10:00am in front of the Cathedral. Bring a sign able to be seen from a distance. We will be present from 10:00 am till 11:00 when the Ordination will begin. We have some signs for people.
Please let Bill and Ellen Halligan know if you can join us. Call them at 518- 462-2299. Or send a quick message to them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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:
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.
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
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.