Bulletin Alert, October 20th

American Catholic Council
October 20, 2014
Catholic Tipping Point Tour starts this week!

Fr. Tony Flannery, the Redemptorist priest from Ireland who has been “silenced” and suspended from ministry due to his questioning of several Catholic doctrines, will begin his speaking tour of the United States this week.   Flannery will highlight the importance of conscience for all Catholics, speaking of his own experience with the Vatican and his decision to take a public stance for reform in the Church.
If you cannot get to one of the tour stops in person (see the full list below) but would like to express solidarity for dialogue in the Church, join with our “Tipping Point” community in sending a postcard to Church officials.  Let them know that you support Tony and add a few words about what reform issue is important to you.
Postcard templates are available at the website, or send your own to:
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano
3339 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008             and/or
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

Tour Sites and Information:

Wednesday, October 22, 7 PM: Washington, DC

Augustana Lutheran Church

2100 New Hampshire NW Washington DC 20009

Contact: Katie Breslin 202.203.0931


Thursday, October 23, 7 PM:  Baltimore, MD

Faith Presbyterian Church

5400 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21239

Contact: Sr. Jeannine Gramick 301.864.3604


Contact: Frank DeBernardo 301.277.5674


Friday, October 24, 7 PM: Philadelphia, PA

University of the Sciences

McNeil Science and Technology Building

723 S 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Contact: Regina Bannan 215.545.9649


Saturday, October 25, 2 PM NYC

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

Contact: Francis Piderit 917.916.7575


Sunday, October 26,  3 PM West Warwick, RI

Emanuel Lutheran Church;

9 New London Ave.West Warwick, RI 02893

Contact: Kathleen Pannozzi, kduffy6@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM Boston, MA

First Church of Dedham

670 High Street Dedham, MA

Contact: Marianne Duddy-Burke  617.669.7810


Wednesday, October 29, 7 PM Syracuse, NY

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society

3800 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY

Contact: Meg Ksander 315.673.1401


Saturday, November 1, 7 PM Cleveland, OH

Independence Middle School

6111 Archwood

Independence OH 44131

Contact: Deb Rose-Milavec 513.673.1401


Monday, November 3, 1 PM Detroit, MI

IBEW Union Hall

1358 Abbott St.

Detroit MI 48226

Contact: Fr. Tom Lumpkin 313.963.4539


Wednesday, November 5, 7 PM Minneapolis, MN

St. Frances Cabrini Church

1500 Franklin Ave S.E., Minneapolis, MN

Contact: Art Stoeberl 651.278.6630


Saturday, November 8, Call to Action Conference,

8:30 AM & 2:15 PM Memphis, TN

Contact: Ryan Hoffmann 703.531.9203


Monday, November 10, 7 PM Sarasota, FL

St. Andrews UCC

6908 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238

Contact: Bridget Mary Meehan 703.505.0044

Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 PM San Antonio, TX

Viva! Bookstore at Viva Galleria

8407 Broadway San Antonio, TX

Contact: Deb Myers 210.585.6254


Thursday, November 13, 7 PM St. Louis, MO

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church

1413 N. 20th St. St. Louis, MO

Contact: Jenn Reyes Lay 314.7077313


Saturday, November 15, 6 PM Phoenix, AZ

Shadow Rock UCC Church

12861 N. 8th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029

Contact: Dan Peitzmeyer 602.331.1998

Contact: M. J. Benton 480.948.2028

Sunday, November 16, 2 PM Sacramento, CA

St. Marks’ United Methodist Church

2391 St. Mark’s Way Sacramento, CA

Contact: Caryl Callsen 209.295.2151

Tuesday, November 18, 7 PM Portland, OR

Central Lutheran Church

1829 NE 21st Ave Portland, OR

Contact: Nancy Barrett-Dennehy 508.238.1942


Wednesday, November 19, 7 PM Seattle, WA

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral

1245 10th Ave E. Bloedel Hall Seattle, WA

Contact: Pat and Julie Callahan 206.329.1234



Fr. Flannery’s tour is sponsored by American Catholic Council, Call to Action, Catholics for Choice, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholics United, CORPUS, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, National Coalition of American Nuns, New Ways Ministry, Quixote Center and Women’s Ordination Conference.



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