Pope Francis Has Failed Us!

Pope Francis has been given the greatest opportunity that could ever be given to the leader of a “great” institution. He has been given the opportunity to root out and rid his home of the evil that has beset it.  Instead, Francis has chosen to side with the forces of evil by stating that the … Read morePope Francis Has Failed Us!

Taking the Church Out of Church

Birthing the new church that has nothing to do with church With both Authentic Freedom Academy and Temple of the Magdalene, I am doing everything I can to take the Church out of church while birthing a new vision of what we formerly called church. Before doing this, however, we have to examine that which … Read moreTaking the Church Out of Church

Temple of the Magdalene Online Community Gatherings

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Temple of the Magdalene Online Community Gatherings Click on the image to join The Temple of the Magdalene Online Community is a monthly gathering of women and men who are interested in supporting their journey of self-actualization through the wisdom teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The wisdom teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene are … Read moreTemple of the Magdalene Online Community Gatherings

Supporting the Birth of a New Church

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A Church that isn’t a Church The only Church we will ever need The Church within. As it relates to church, my (now ex) husband shared this bit of wisdom, “The only perfect church is the church of one.” This could not be more true as every single institution ever created by man will only … Read moreSupporting the Birth of a New Church

The Keepers – Netflix Documentary

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I just finished watching the Netflix documentary series – The Keepers. It its official advertising, the docuseries is described as: This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse. OMG! This does not even begin to express what is covered in this series.  I … Read moreThe Keepers – Netflix Documentary

The Death of the Hierarchical Church

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The hierarchical Church is dying. Heralding its death are the ongoing revelations of priest sexual abuse and the Catholic Church’s inability (or unwillingness) to do something about it. The “sins” of the hierarchy go deeper than we can even image (for just a glimpse, watch the Netflix documentary The Keepers. It is the chilling account of one … Read moreThe Death of the Hierarchical Church

God is Cleaning House!

Or should I say “Goddess?” As the horrors of the priest sex abuse scandal continue to make headlines I can’t help but celebrate the truths finally being made known.  I’ve seen the horrors first-hand (I’m not only speaking about sexual abuse!) and it is only right that the sins of the Institution be made known … Read moreGod is Cleaning House!

If Pope Francis Hired Me to Give the Catholic Church a Makeover

In the face of the most recent revelation of the deep culture of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, I wonder what will become of the Church. Ultimately, this may be the beginning of the end of institutional religion which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing.  However, in spite of all that is wrong with … Read moreIf Pope Francis Hired Me to Give the Catholic Church a Makeover

Catholic Church – the Darkness and the Light

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As the revelations of the priest sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church continue to erupt, and more and more evil is uncovered, there is a great temptation to believe that the Catholic Church is only evil and that the entire institution should be destroyed. Yes – the evils that have been predicated upon innocent … Read moreCatholic Church – the Darkness and the Light

Clergy Sexual Abuse – Compassion for the Victims

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As social media continues to rage over the topic of clergy sexual abuse, I find myself wondering “what about the victims in all of this?” It is appropriate to be enraged at the Catholic Church for centuries of abuse, the culture of clericalism, fear, power and control, that made the abuse possible in the first … Read moreClergy Sexual Abuse – Compassion for the Victims

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