The following are links to Intentional Faith Communites in Western Washington
SEATTLE: IGNATIOUS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY meets on Sunday at 10 AM at Ravenna United Methodist Church Fr. Phil Knowlesis pastor. www.ignatiusecc.org 206/878-1550
SEATTLE: SPIRITUS DEI ECC meets on the second Sunday. For more information contact Marilyn Cass, 425/453-565.
SEATTLE COSMIC CELEBRATIONS meets on the first Saturday of the month. For more information call Bev Cocoa 206/453-5651.
SEATTLE BRIGID'S CIRCLE meets during the week and are concentrating on Moments in Mystery. For more information check their website at www.spiritualdirections.net. Eileen Knoff is the coordinator.
TACOMA: FAITH COMMUNITY AT CATHERINE PLACE, Sundays at 11 AM.at First Christian Church, Bob and Marcia Riler at 253/566-4078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLYMPIA: EMMAUS ECUMENICAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY will be meeting every Sunday at 11 AM at the First Christian church 7th and Franklin. Contacts; Fr. David Gerardot, email@example.com and Rev. Kedda Keough, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website for information, www.emmauscatholiccommunity-ecc.org
LACEY HOLY WISDOM INCLUSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 5:00 PM at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church in Lacey.. Diane Whalen from the Roman Catholic Womenpriests is the Pastor. www.holywisdomicc.org
Below are links to progressive church reform groups and organizations, social justice groups, biblical resources, religious documents, spirituality sources, etc. They are listed alphabetically. Please let us know if one or more of the links does not work, or if there is a link you would like to see added.
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American — U.S. Jesuit national Catholic weekly. http://www.americamagazine.org/
ARCC (Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church) — A U.S. national association of lay, religious and ordained Catholics who are working to change the governance structure to reflect Vatican II. http://arcc-catholic-rights.org
Bible Gateway Bible Search — Search 9 versions of the Bible for words or passages. http://bible.gospelcom.net/bible?version=KJV
Birth Control and the Catholic Church — A collection of articles and links about a "divisive teaching in need of revision". http://members.aol.com/revising/index.html
Catechism of the Catholic Church — The text of Pope John Paul II's catechism. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/ccc.html
Catholic Social Thought — Resources on: the nature of christian ethics, birth control, conscience and dissent, abortion, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, social and economic justice, women in the church, capital punishment, and war & peace. http://www.saintmarys.edu/~incandel/cst.html
Catholics For a Free Choice — An independent non-profit organization engaged in policy analysis, education, and advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health. Site provides an extensive list of current articles. http://www.cath4choice.org
Center of Applied Research in the Apostolate — CARA is a national, non-profit, university-affiliated organization that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church. http://cara.georgetown.edu/aboutcara.htm
CORPUS — An association for a inclusive priesthood which is rooted in a strong eucharistic commitment, promotes an expanded and renewed priesthood of married and single men and women in the Catholic Church. http://www.corpus.org
Celibacy Is The Issue and Rent a Priest — Connects needing or frustrated Catholics with married Catholic priests for home liturgies and other sacramental/pastoral care. http://www.rentapriest.com/
Code of Canon Law — The 1983 Laws of the Catholic Church. http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG0017.HTM
Commonweal — An independent review of public affairs, religion, literature and the arts. http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/
Culture of Conversation — A site dedicated to trying to transform the culture of silence that prevails in the Church today. www.cultureofconversation.org,
Dignity USA and Dignity Seattle — DignityUSA works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support. www.dignityusa.org and www.dignityseattle.org.
Divorce, Remarriage and a Church of Compassion — An article from the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church. http://astro.temple.edu/~arcc/rights4.htm
Ecclesiology: A Study in Church History —
Lecture notes: images of church, chronological
history in 8 modules.
Ethical Links — A jumping off point to resources on the Web dealing with ethics. http://www.scu.edu/Ethics/links/
FutureChurch — A coalition of parish-based Catholics who are committed to preserving the Eucharist as the core of Catholic worship. http://www.futurechurch.org
Guide to Early Church Documents — Institute For Christian Leadership (ICL) links to files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts. http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-history.html
InclusiveChurch — Working towards a gender
inclusive Catholic church, discussion site.
Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center — Promotes just structures in the church and in the world, with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest. http://www.ipjc.org/.
Issues in Christian Ethics — Introduction to ethics, sexuality and the Christian tradition, war and violence, genetics and ethics, etc. http://www.mcauley.acu.edu.au/~yuri/ethics/index.html
Married Priests Web Site — Designed to explore issues surrounding mandatory celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church. http://www.marriedpriests.org/
National Association for Lay Ministry — A professional organization that supports, educates and advocates for lay ministers and promotes the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church. http://www.nalm.org
National Catholic Reporter — U.S. independent weekly newspaper, with document archives and Richard McBrien column archives. http://ncronline.org/
National Conference of Catholic Bishop/U.S. Catholic Conference — A comprehensive official site. http://www.usccb.org/
Network, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby — A progressive voice within the Catholic community calling for peace and economic justice in our nation and the world.
OSV Publishing's Catalogue — Check out OSV Online Resources for a link to The Catholic Almanac, where you can search Saints, church history, papacy, Cardinals, U.S. bishops. electing popes, and much more. http://www.osvpublishing.com/catholicalmanac/
People of the Promise — A small faith community in the Catholic tradition in the Boston, MA, area. http://www.peopleofthepromise.org
Religion and Philosophy Resources on the Internet — At Boston University School of Theology. http://www.bu.edu/sth/sthlibrary/guides/index.html
Religion Online — Assists teachers, scholars and general "seekers" who are interested in exploring religious issues. More than 3,300 chapters, monographs, speeches and articles on line. http://www.religion-online.org
Roman Catholic Divorce Issues — A collection of documents and links. http://www.divorceinfo.com/catholic.htm
Salt — The Op-Ed Page of the Catholic Church. http://www.saltpub.org/
Salt Of The Earth — A bimonthly online magazine devoted to social justice issues and Catholic Social Teaching. http://www.claret.org/~salt
Sojourners — an award-winning magazine of faith, politics and culture. http://www.sojo.net/
Spiritus Christi — A Catholic Church where all are welcome in Rochester, NY. http://www.spirituschristi.org
The Bible — Revised Standard Edition in searchable form. http://etext.virginia.edu/rsv.browse.html
The Holy See — Official Vatican site http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm
The Laity and Reform in the Church — A six nation study by Michael Hout and Andrew Greeley. http://www.agreeley.com/articles/laity.html
The People's Synod — Calling for a return to the tradition of synods, so the "people can rule." http:/peoples-synod.org
Theology Library of Spring Hill College — A
meta-directory with over 8,000 links.
U.S. Catholic — A forum for lay Catholics, covering issues of concern to Catholics in their everyday lives. http://www.uscatholic.org
Vatican II Council — Full text search engine of all documents of the II Vatican Council. http://www.stjosef.at/council/search
Voice of the Faithful — The group that gained prominence during the priest sexual abuse scandals, and whose motto is "Keep the Faith, Change the Church". http://www.votf.org
Web Active — A weekly Web publication of activism and progressive politics. http://www.webactive.com/ ,
We Are Church — An international umbrella group for national church reform movements. http://www.we-are-church.org
Women as Religious Leaders — In the Bible and early Christian writings. http://www.religioustolerance.org/femclrg5.htm
Women Priests — Excellent resources on scripture, tradition, theology, teaching authority, women deacons, including source documents. http://www.womenpriests.org