PO Box 0199, Milwaukee, WI   53201-0199



updated 03/23/2018


An invitation


Call to Action-Madison Area


"Joan Chittister: Her story, my story, our story"


A one-women play about two women for all women 


Sunday, May 20th 1:30 p.m

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton

Tickets: $10 Payable to: CTA-Madison Area (in advance or at door)

Mail payment to:

Ruth Kolpack, 3355 Riverside Dr, Beloit, WI 53511

(Tickets purchased in advance will be held for pick up at the event.)


updated 03/23/2018

Santuario - Resistencia - Sacramento

Sanctuary- Resistance- Sacrament


November 9-11


will be held at the


Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas


Book your hotel reservations online


or call 1-866-764-8536 and tell them that you're with Call To Action Conference.


If you have any problems with hotel reservations, contact cta@cta-usa.org.


updated 03/23/2018



Welcoming Marie Venner to CTA's

Vision Council


Call To Action's Vision Council serve as ambassadors for Call To Action’s mission, provide overall vision and direction for the organization, and ensure financial resources for Call To Action to advance its core values and strategic initiatives.


Last month, CTA members held an election to fill a vacant spot on the Vision Council, and Marie Venner was selected for the position. Below is some information about Marie and her involvement in Call To Action:


Marie Venner has graduate training in dispute resolution and was on a national roster of environmental conflict resolution professionals. She managed community and resident initiatives for Mercy housing, a 17-state Catholic non-profit at that time.


Marie was on the Colorado Chapter Board in the 90's and assisted in getting a Colorado group restarted in the 2000's. She is a Maryknoll Affiliate, involved in the Loretto Earth Network, is on the Steering Committee of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and hosted an in-home House of Hospitality for 10 years. She has a close working relationship with the NAACP in several cities. She is involved Just Transition/100% climate solutions work. Marie started CatholicNetwork.us blog and Denver Catholic Network with the long-term editor of Leaven, a progressive Catholic publication in Colorado.


Marie brings her expertise in visioning, planning, and large organizational process improvement. She believes that anti-racism and anti-oppression work is integrally connected with system change.


Congratulations to Marie, and thank you for taking on this important role in our organization! Thanks, as well, to our other candidate, Norine Hemping, and to all of our members who participated in the election process.


Did you not receive an online ballot for the Vision Council election? That means that you don't have an up-to-date Call To Action membership! Make a donation today to become a member or renew your membership. If you think that you should have received a ballot but didn't, contact Austen@cta-usa.org.





















updated 03/07/2018

The Canadian Forum on Theology and Education




Tina Beattie and Catherine Cavanagh


Hosting a forum entitled


Dignity, Difference and Dialogue: Theology in Context”


April 27th and April 28th, 2018


St. Volodymyr Cultural Center,

1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville Ontario L6M 4H9

Website:  http://cfotae.ca/


Dignity, Difference and Dialogue: Theology in Context will address issues of diversity and inclusion specifically in the Canadian Catholic school context as a reflection of Catholicity within society as a whole. How we struggle with issues such as race, gender, LGBT concerns, religious difference and poverty in our Catholic schools will interest both teachers and non-teachers alike. Schools must navigate tensions between what the Church hierarchy wants our students to learn, what Christ teaches, and what society promotes.


To examine questions of equity and inclusion our presenters, Tina and Cathy will draw on perspectives on Catholic Social Teaching, theologies of hospitality, teachings on conscience, biblical teaching, and maybe some postcolonial theology and some of the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

Participants will have opportunities to share relevant stories from within our Catholic school systems; How have we dealt with LGBT students? GSAs? Aboriginal students? Muslim students? Atheists? Students with disabilities? . What can we learn from our experiences?


There will be opportunities to reflect and discuss questions arising from these perspectives.  How do we each address these questions in our lives?  Where is God in this?


Registration Details


Registration Site: http://cfotae.ca/forum-registration/


$225 includes parking, brunch, dinner, wine and cheese on April 27th, with parking, breakfast, refreshment break, and lunch on April 28th.


Accommodation $127.60 per room per night taxes included.


Rooms contain 2 Queen beds or I King or 1 Queen size bed.


Further information: contact John Quinn at johnquinn@cfotae.ca or 905-934-9115


Last updated:  2018-03-23  [09:30 AM]
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