People’s Catholic Seminary – New Course on Jesus begins in April

People’s Catholic Seminary is offering a new course on Jesus. Registration is open now and closes on April 1. Course  begins on April 4 and ends on May 27. Cost of course is $200 and is limited to 25 participants. This course is free of charge to ARCWP candidates and deacons. The course overview is printed below.

For more information visit our website: http://www.pcseminary.blogspot.com

To register contact Bridget Mary or Mary Theresa at peoplescatholicseminary@gmail.com.

People’€™s Catholic Seminary

202 – Jesus of Nazareth, Christ of the Cosmos: Model for Living Gospel Equality Today

Facilitators: Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan and Dr. Mary Theresa Streck

April 4 – May 27

Course Description

Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish mystic, healer, visionary, prophet, teacher, Wisdom Incarnate, reflected the fullness of God€™s love and presence. He is our model for living Gospel equality and justice today. He said a lot about money, power and exploitation. He occupied the Temple in Jerusalem and threw out those who were oppressing the poor. Jesus disciples included €œwomen of means€ like Mary of Magdala and other women who supported his ministry. Jesus reflects the reality that God loves the excluded, and desires their flourishing. He challenged religious and civil authorities, questioned religious beliefs, and presented a new path for inclusiveness , justice, equality that all believers need today to confront systemic injustice and global inequality in religion and society. He did this and so much more. This course presents an in-depth introduction to Jesus of Nazareth and Christ of the Cosmos from the perspective of contemporary scholarship.

 Course Objectives

 Participants will be able to present in blog postings and in a final project:

  • an overview of Jesus of Nazareth as a prophet of the kin-dom of justice, compassion and non-violence 
  • the teachings and examples of Jesus in the Gospels as a model for the contemporary world
  • an understanding of discrimination and violence against women and girls as a pervasive violation of human rights that is rooted in a false interpretation of sacred texts
  • an understanding of Jesus as prophet and teacher who empowered the oppressed and charted a new path toward equality for all on the margins.
  •  the vision and challenges of developing a new paradigm of Christianity, rooted in Christ of the Cosmos, that moves away from dualism, sexism, classism, racism etc., and addresses the needs of spiritual seekers and our earth today

Edwina Gately and Brenda Myers Powell on Human Trafficking

You Are Invited

Advent Reflection at CSR

Click the link for details: Be Born, O Lord – flyer 2015

God of Surprises Liturgy Nov. 8, 2015

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God of Surprises Liturgy, Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community, Albany, New York, Co-Presiders Kim Panaro ARCWP and Kathie Ryan ARCWP, 11-08-2015.   For full details visit Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan’s blog at http://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com/

Quote for the Day:

“I urge you, Pope Francis, to listen to the women of our church and world who cry out in anguish as women throughout the ages have done. Only radical [at its roots] gender equality in church and in society will begin to diminish the violence, hatred and other forms of inhumanity in our world today.”

Mercy Sister Theresa Kane

Pictures from ARCWP Ordination of Three Bishops

Please select the link below to see pictures from the ordination of three women Bishops and to read Bridget Mary’s moving homily.

“Thomas Merton” Coming to Albany

The Capital Region branch of Upstate New York Call to Action will present “Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut” Friday evening, October 9th at 7:00 PM at the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, College of St. Rose.


Please visit http://cta-nys.org for information on other times and locations.

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Ordination of Kathleen Ryan, et al

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Ordination of Kathleen Ruth Ryan as Priest and , Kim Panero, Edmund John and Phoebe Joan as deacons

Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, joined members of the Inclusive Catholic Community of the NYS Capital Region to celebrate the ordination of one of their members as priest and three others as deacons.

Read Bridget Mary Meehan’s homily and view more photos at

http://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com/2015/06/homily-by-bridget-mary-meehan-arcwp.html?spref=tw