Simone Campbell Coming Here – Save the Date


of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Albany and Associates  


Our Call to Live the Acts of the Apostles Today

Presented by Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS

Executive Director of NETWORK

Friday, Jan. 17th through Saturday, 4 pm Jan. 18th, 2014

Carondelet Hospitality Center

385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110

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Audio of Paul Lakeland’s Talk from National Conference

[This is shared with us by CTA NYC-Metro]

 We thought that you might be interested in hearing the audio of one of the presentations at the national CTA Conference that reflected the theme of our baptismal call and the role of the laity.

It was presented by Paul Lakeland, Dir. of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in CT.


·         Baptism is being rediscovered in today’s Church as initiation into a missioned community, where the apostolic responsibilities of the entire priestly people are envisaged and embraced. What does it mean for all the baptized and especially the laity whom Vatican II identified as “essentially secular” to exercise their prophetic calling? What does the prophetic element of the baptismal priesthood mean for the way Catholic laypeople must exercise their ministry, both to the world and in the Church? How are we prophets to the world and when must we be prophetic towards our own community of faith? What are the lineaments of prophecy that is governed and inspired by the Gospel?

 Click here and Enjoy.

Military archdiocese collection muddies nonviolence message, detractors say-NCR 11-8-13

Military archdiocese collection muddies nonviolence message, detractors say

Brian Roewe  |  Nov. 8, 2013 NCR


At least one U.S. parish will pass on “serving those who serve” this weekend.

In a letter dated Wednesday, Fr. Timothy Taugher, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Binghampton, N.Y., alerted his bishop that the parish would not participate in the bishops’ conference-approved collection this weekend for the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.


[Fr. Taugher is a member of the Upstate NY CTA board.]



Related NCR Editorial 11-7-13:  Editorial: Questioning our assent to militarism