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News from and about Maryknoll Affiliate Chapters

Monday, 06 July 2009 12:48

2005 Western Regional Conference

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Here is a simple slide show from the 2005 Western Regional Conference. Click on Read more… to go to the video from the conference.

The PowerPoint Presentation below was made for the 2005 Western Regional Conference. While some of the information is outdated, it still gives an idea of the activities of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

Friday, 24 April 2009 15:14

Charlie Reilly's Book to be Launched

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Peacebuilding and Development in Guatemala and Northern IrelandOn Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego will hold a book launching of Peacebuilding and Development in Guatemala and Northern Ireland, wirtten by San Diego Maryknoll Affiliate Charles Reilly, Ph.D. Charlie is asenior lecturer in peacebuilding at Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. At the book launching, Charlie will analyze lessons learned from a decade of struggle to implement peace processes in Guatemala and Northern Ireland, emphasizing the role of mid-level and grassroots civil society, the “voluntary sector,” local governments and policing.


Tuesday, 21 April 2009 16:56

New York City Subway Chapter Retreat

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On Sunday, April 19, the New York Subway Maryknoll Affiliate Chapter had a retreat at the 39th Street House in New York City. Jack Sullivan led the retreat.

Jack led us in a reflection on the "Stages of Prophetic Mystical Communities." We looked at prophetic mystical communities through church history and how we might consider ourselves, as Maryknoll Affiliates. a new prophetic mystical community.

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Monday, 20 April 2009 21:19

Good Friday Walk of the Cross

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This past Good Friday over 200 Christians took to the streets of Beaverton, Oregon, to pray and reflect on Christ's passion and on social justice issues. Twelve congregations, Catholic and Protestant, participated in the ecumenical Good Friday Walk of the Cross. It was organized by the Beaverton suburban vicariate for Peace and Justice, including Maryknoll Affiliates, Mary and Manny Hotchkiss.

Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:56

A Conversation on the Death Penalty

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Rudy and Betty Cypser developed the following conversation as a way to look at the issue of the death penalty. Rudy and Betty have been very active in criminal justice reform and have a website at


Thursday, 26 February 2009 02:22

What is mine to do?

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After the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Center for Action and Contemplation hosted and talk and dialogue with Maryknoll Affiliate Judy Bierbaum (Albuquerque) regarding the role we can play in building a better America. The CAC has posted the video of this dialogue on their website. We encourage you to view it here.

Tom McCormickFr. Tom McCormick is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Denver.  In addition to parish assignments, he has been involved with a variety of other ministries.  As director of Catholic Community Services-Northern, he set up social services in Ft. Collins, Loveland and Greeley Colorado.  His assignments also include the experience of Campus Ministry at Colorado State University, pastor of John XXIII University Parish. 

His mission experience was in Colombia and Mexico.  The Archdiocese of Denver established a Mission in the diocese of Monteria-Colombia in 1979.  This mission continued with rotation of other diocesan priests and a lay mission team for 15 years.  Fr. McCormick was the priest-leader for the first five years of this foundation.  He also started the new mission in the diocese of Hermosillo (Sonora) Mexico.  Since returning to USA, a big emphasis of his ministry has been with the Latino populations in Colorado.

His attraction to work with Maryknoll comes from the desire to share the mission experiences and promote the work of the Maryknoll missioners, for whom he holds a great admiration. 

Being Prophetic Voices in MissionThe Father Price Maryknoll Affiliate Chapter hosted the North Carolina Maryknoll Affiliate Gathering, "Being Prophetic Voices in Mission." The gathering took place May 1 and 2, 2009, in Wilmington and Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

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