Maryland upheld Marriage Equality yesterday by successfully rebuffing a well-funded referendum challenge. The vote was historic, and Maryland now has the auspicious honor of being the first state whose citizens have affirmed equal civil rights for all people. The voters of Maryland proved too sophisticated for the erroneous arguments against Marriage Equality, and showed that the tide is turning on this particular social justice question.… (Read the Rest)
Catholics for Marriage Equality Maryland will be hosting two public forums in the next few weeks in support of marriage equality, which is being challenged through a ballot initiative this November. Download flyer hereSaturday, September 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Community Church
Crescent and Hillside Roads
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
Free parking on street and in parking lot
Accessible by MetroBus and county bus
Speaker: Barbara Johnson
Catholic lesbian woman denied communion
at her mother’s funeral in MarylandSaturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 a.m.… (Read the Rest)
By Jeremy John
When I am faced with dishonesty and fraud on a systemic scale, I ask questions of God. But as I trace the origins of injustice, I am directed back towards humanity. The question becomes: what can we do to end injustice?
The Washington Post reported on the massive falsification of documents by banks:
“Employees at major banks who churned out fraudulent foreclosure documents, forged signatures, made up fake job titles and falsely notarized paperwork often did so at the behest of their superiors, according to a federal investigation released Tuesday.… (Read the Rest)
By Jeremy John, originally published on glassdimly.com.
How does a Christian live in a power-mad world? A world that, from the perspective of the Beatitudes, is upside down. A world where the poor are getting poorer, and the rich are getting richer? Where nature herself strains at her bonds: straining for release from the carbon blanket that presses against her too hotly, maddened by a thousand poison-filled wounds?… (Read the Rest)
The struggle for women’s ordination within the Catholic Church is reaching a new peak today. Women are being ordained, and male priests are once again willing to speak out in support. Father Roy Bourgeois is facing dismissal from the Maryknoll order for his support for women’s ordination, and many priests have spoken out in his defense. The Vatican is not happy with this development, but the time may be coming soon when there will be no turning back.… (Read the Rest)
We are encouraged by those people who are motivated by their faith to participate in the occupy movement. There is a clear mandate for social justice in our faith traditions, a mandate often drowned out by reactionary voices.
Here are a few examples of people of faith working with the Occupy movement, we’d love to hear about more.… (Read the Rest)
By Jeremy John, Originally posted on the Huffington Post
The occupation is like Jesus’ parable, where a king invites all of his privileged, first-tier guests to the wedding. But nobody came. So the king takes the invitation out to the streets, inviting all who would come, the good, the bad, the homeless, and those with homes.… (Read the Rest)
By Jeremy John, Originally published on glassdimly.com.
How long have we been comfortable in the 1st world church? Nourishing ourselves on the warm broth of prayer and fellowship, resting and gathering strength, singing worship songs that seek an inward peace from God, a strengthened personal faith.
How much time do we spend on theologies seeking to eradicate lust, or to be more grateful for what we have?… (Read the Rest)