Upstate Thruway Tour: Learn more about the Synod and Amoris Laetitia (‘The Joy of Love’)

Coming soon to Upstate NY CTA! Our Spring 2016 Thruway Tour with Deborah Rose-Milavec, Exec. Dir. of FutureChurch, who traveled to Rome to witness Synod discussions and provide input to the participants.

What Kind of Church Will We Be?  The Synod on the Family and Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love)

SAVE YOUR DATE:

  • Rochester: Monday April 25
  • Syracuse: Tuesday April 26
  • Albany: Wednesday April 27
  • Buffalo: Thursday April 28

More info to come.

Meanwhile: from NCR

Call to Action Presents: Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut


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Join us for this very exciting presentation portraying the life and spiritual journey of Thomas Merton. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Merton’s birth. Upstate NY Call to Action  is most pleased to invite everyone to join us for this one-man, one-act play with actor and playwright James Nagle. See below for locations, dates and times.

Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut

This one person play portrays the life and spiritual journey of Thomas Merton – his youth, conversion, monastic/hermit life and untimely death. We see the struggles, joys and challenges he embraced in becoming the deeply human monk, prophet, poet and spiritual writer God called him to be.

James Nagle

Jim Nagle’s goal in life is to help people realize that they are loved unconditionally by God.  How does he do this?  Mainly through the arts and his life.  This pilgrim and dreamer who hails from Cleveland, Ohio, has celebrated life as a teacher, a poet, a playwright, a story-teller, an actor and a clown (in all 50 states).  He performs Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut: the story of the man-monk who just happened to be a spiritual giant of the twentieth century, and a very human being.

Locations, dates and times:

Buffalo:
Sponsored by Western NY CTA
Location: Community Room, Newman Center
University of Buffalo, North Campus
495 Skinnersville Rd.
Amherst, NY 14228

Date: Monday Oct 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 716-837-8685

Rochester:
Sponsored by: Rochester CTA, The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies, Nazareth College,
Nazareth College Center for Spirituality.
Location: Forum Room, Schults Center
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Date: Tuesday Oct 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 585-586-3279

Syracuse:
Sponsored by Central NY CTA, All Saints Catholic Church, St. Lucy’s Catholic Church,
The Spiritual Renewal Center, Syracuse NY.

Date: Wednesday Oct 7, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact 585-586-3279

Binghamton:
Sponsored by Central NY CTA, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
1049 Chenango St.
Binghamton, NY

Date: Thursday Oct 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 607-722-4388

Albany:
Sponsored by Call to Action of the Capital District
Location: Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, College of St. Rose
959 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12203

Date: Friday Oct 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 518-370-1615

 

Roy Bourgeois will speak in Syracuse Tuesday, May 5

ROY BOURGEOIS TO SPEAK ON
THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS, WOMEN’S
     ORDINATION AND LGBT EQUALITY
        AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH 7 PM, MAY 5

Former Maryknoll missionary and political prisoner, Roy Bourgeois, will be speaking at All Saints Catholic Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse, at 7 pm, Tuesday, May 5.

Bourgeois’ talk is entitled, The Sacred Struggle for Peace, Justice & Equality: The School of the Americas, Women’s Ordination and LGBT Equality.

Bourgeois, a Viet Nam vet, is known throughout the Western Hemisphere for his eloquent, impassioned, and tireless activism for human rights. Bourgeois has cumulatively spent over four years in prison for his nonviolent actions to out the notorious School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Ga. In 1990 he founded the human rights group, SOA Watch.

Ordained a Maryknoll priest in 1972, Bourgeois was dismissed from the Maryknoll order and the Roman Catholic priesthood in 2012 for participating in an “invalid” ordination of a woman and a “simulated Mass” in Lexington, Kentucky in 2008.

His May 5 talk is free and open to the public. All Saints is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be served. A free will collection will be taken to cover Bourgeois’ expenses.

ROY BOURGEOIS to speak in Syracuse Tuesday, May 5

 

                         ROY BOURGEOIS TO SPEAK ON
                  THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS, Women’s
                   ORDINATION AND LGBT EQUALITY
                   AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH  7 PM, MAY 5
 
Former Maryknoll missionary and political prisoner, Roy Bourgeois, will be speaking at All Saints Catholic Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse, at 7 pm, Tuesday, May 5.
 
Bourgeois€™ talk is entitled, €œThe Sacred Struggle for Peace, Justice & Equality: The School of the Americas, Women€™s Ordination and LGBT Equality.e€
 
Bourgeois, a Viet Nam vet, is known throughout the Western Hemisphere for his eloquent, impassioned, and tireless activism for human rights. Bourgeois has cumulatively spent over four years in prison for his nonviolent actions to e€œout€ the notorious School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Ga. In 1990 he founded the human rights group, SOA Watch.
 
Ordained a Maryknoll priest in 1972, Bourgeois was dismissed from the Maryknoll order and the Roman Catholic priesthood in 2012 for participating in an  €œinvalid€ ordination of a woman and a  €œsimulated Mass€ in Lexington, Kentucky in 2008.
 
 
His May 5 talk is free and open to the public.  All Saints is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be served. A free will collection will be taken to cover Bourgeois€™ expenses.
 

Reserve Your Seat on the Bus to Hear Tony Flannery


The CTA national Tipping Point Tour this year features Fr. Tony Flannery, the pastoral, thoughtful, inclusive and engaging priest who heads the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland and supports a Vatican II Church.  

He is appearing in only 15 venues throughout the US, the closest to us being Syracuse on Wed. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.  Upstate NY CTA is hosting this event.

A bus from Albany has been reserved for anyone from our area interested in attending his free talk.

Please send $30 per seat in a check payable to Steve Powers.  It MUST be received by Wednesday, Oct. 22,  when the decision to run or not run the bus will be made.  Please include your address, telephone # and e-mail (if possible) for updates. 

Don’t put this off.  List will be made in order of checks received.  Hope you can join us for this informative evening.

Please send your check to:    Steve Powers, 1 Bartlett Pl., Scotia, NY 12302

For more information, call (518) 370-1615

 About the Event:

The National Catholic Tipping Point Tour 2014

is proud to announce Fr. Tony Flannery will speak in Syracuse, NY on Wednesday Oct 29, 2014. 

This event on the national speaking tour is hosted by Upstate NY CTA.

 

People of Conscience: Reforming the Church Today

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Join us at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society

3800 East Genesee St.,  Syracuse, NY 13214

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

 

In February 2012 Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist and founder member of the Associ­ation of Catholic Priests in Ireland, bestselling author and regular columnist with Reality magazine, was informed that the Vatican watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), was unhappy with some of his writings relating to the priestly ministry in the Church. Tony was summoned to Rome and told that until he revised his views he would not be allowed to minister as a priest or have any dealings with media. He was to step down as leader of the ACP. 

Although he offered a statement of clarification and it seemed as if the matter were closed, a few months later the CDF made further demands that were unacceptable to him. He was required to issue a statement that he accepted all the moral teachings of the Church and that women could never be ordained priests. The CDF forbade him to return to priestly ministry, or be involved with the ACP, until he agree to publish this statement. He was put under ‘formal precept of obedience’ not to attend the AGM of the ACP (He did attend it.). 

During the time in question, the greater part of a year, the CDF never communicated directly with Tony Flannery. Documentation came through Michael Brehl, leader of the Redemptorists. It was on typed A4 pages without heading, stamp or signature. The CDF warned him about the need for total secrecy and threatened with excommunication and dismissal from the Redemptorists. 

Tony Flannery became convinced that he would never be allowed to return to ministry and that the real target of the CDF was his role in the Association of Catholic Priests. He went public on the matter in January 2013. A Question of Conscience (2013), which reproduces the CDF documentation relating to this case, provides conclusive proof of the Vatican’s determination to stamp out what it regards as dissent, no matter how unjust and devious the methods it uses.

 

All CTA members and friends are encouraged to attend this exciting talk at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society in Syracuse.  Good will offering will be asked.