‘Not So Quiet’ Catholic Corner links to some photos from CTA 2003 National Conference and comments.
A call to fashion is more like it!!!Check out the ridiculous stoles, banners and table cloths!!!
And yes all of the above photos are from the Mass they held.
This conference was titled "Called To Be Peacemakers: Prophetic Leadership For World and Church." Thought I thing that pathetic leadership is closer to the mark. Just look at some of the enlightening presentations we missed.
- The Tribal Dreams of the Christian Community
- Zazen and Kripalu Yoga as Christian Contemplative Experience
- I’m ODIE, You’re ODIE – What Vatican Abuse of Gays and Lesbians Means for the Entire Church
- The Choreographed Prayer: Music and Dance as a Praxis to Spirituality
- Spirituality of the Mariachi
The most numerous conference topics were Gay/Lesbian ministry and the clergy abuse scandal. And no they didn’t see the irony in this. In fact one of the conferences titled "Clergy Sexual Abuse: The Crisis Behind the Headlines" says this about the crisis " At its core he finds a pre-Copernican understanding of human sexuality and a power system dependent on a sexual myth." Well that really explains it.
And for entertainment:
The afternoon’s special performance piece Midwifery! throws new and touching light on Jesus’ special valuing of women and their creative Birthing energy. Developed by writer and actress Roberta Nobleman, who was ably aided by dancer, Linda Telesco, the play contains three vignettes from the Christian scriptures. These are told through the eyes of Peter’s wife, “Sarah,” a midwife who is now in Rome helping “to birth the new Church.” Prominently featured props included a real birthing stool “a red tent,” and two brightly colored hand made cloaks illustrating Sophia-God’s all encompassing care.
“Sarah” asks: “what are you laboring with today?” and recruits willing helpers to tell the story of Jesus’ healing of Peter’s mother in law, the woman with the issue of blood (aptly named “Flo”) and the bent over woman. The performance was interspersed with reflective music and dance inviting both song and movement from the audience.
Flo? Now that is pretty funny. I wonder what an apt name for the Syrophoenician woman at the wells name is? Perhaps Zsa Zsa.
I was thinking of starting a fundraiser for Call To Action. I thought that perhaps I might want to raise money to be able to send each member of CTA a new calendar. It is no longer the sixties!!!! Wake up people!!