Monday, February 16, 2015

Save the Date!

The League of Catholic Women
invites you to

Many Places at the Table:
The Contemporary Roman Catholic Church in the USA


Fr. Michael Joncas

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Gather at 6:45 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.

The Woman's Club
410 Oak Grove St.
Minneapolis (south of Loring Park)
Free parking in adjacent lot
and in the lot across the street.

Cost: $15.00
Reservation checks due by February 20 to
League of Catholic Women
410 Oak Grove St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 for walk-ins on the day.

Fr. Joncas' presentation will address a number of important issues, questions and themes, including:

• What are the major national and international church events that help shape the different faith styles of contemporary Catholics?

• What are the central loyalties of each group?

• What are the obstacles to, and the opportunities for, conversations within and across the boundaries surrounding these different understandings of our shared Catholic faith?

• When we recite the Nicene Creed we profess our belief in "one catholic church." We should come away from this evening with a deeper understanding of just what that means in today's world.


  1. I'm interested to hear what Mike Joncas has to say on this topic because George Weigel-type Evangelical Catholicism is the official way to be Catholic in this Archdiocese it seems. Remember when there were Irish Catholic, English Catholic, German Catholic, Italian Catholic, Polish Catholic? Different practices seemed acceptable then. Now there is Latino Catholic and that seems to be acceptable. There are varieties of U.S. Catholic depending on age, education, geography. I wonder how religion can be culture specific and at the same time express universality. Big job for a bishop to set the tone.

  2. My Church


    Not in structure, organization, culture, or practice,
    But as Jesus, in Love and Forgiveness.

    Not in common external signs of piety,
    But in the pursuit of Spiritual Growth.

    Not as members of one universal organization,
    But reaching out to serve ALL peoples of the world,
    especially the marginalized.

    Not in physical lineage to the Apostles,
    But living in the Holy Spirit as bestowed on them
    and us.


    Not in a limiting or exclusive sense,
    But in an Expanding and Inclusive sense.