on Facebook

To cope at all, humans need a story, a coherent narrative, about where they came from and where they are going. The narrative answers the question "What is the meaning of our being here?"

Genesis provided a creation story for the Jews during their Babylonian captivity. Are we in the midst of a re-formulation of the old story? How do the Christian story and contemporary science make a coherent narrative?

Would you like to book a program on these questions for your parish, your family, or your small faith group?

Call Michael Bayly at 612-201-4534 to book:


Companions on the Journey: An Introduction to Evolutionary Christianity

“Companions on the Journey” serves as an opportunity to learn about, reflect upon, and respond to what has been called “evolutionary Christianity,” an increasingly meaningful way for many of thinking and talking about God in our lives and the world which honors both the findings of science and the enduring wisdom of our Roman Catholic faith tradition.

“Companions on the Journey” is an interactive program that can be readily tailored to the needs of specific audiences. For example, it can be presented as a two-hour workshop, an all-day retreat, or a series of four 1-hour presentations. The program is facilitated by Michael Bayly.

Michael has a Masters in Theology from St. Catherine’s University and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from United Theological Seminary. He is the author of Creating Safe Schools for LGBT Students: A Catholic of Perspective and the editor of the online forum, The Progressive Catholic Voice. Since 2003 he has served as the Executive Coordinator of the Twin Cities-based Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM), which is a founding member organization of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR).


Blessings from all of us  

Featured Items

 Council of the Baptized Open Forum, January 9, 2018


The Council of the Baptized will be using the Open Forum time on Tuesday, January 9, to plan its 2018 focus.   You are welcome to join us or to email us your ideas at

Our meeting is as usual at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling, St. Paul, at 7:00 p.m. 

 Deacon Trish Vanni to speak at Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community

 On Monday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m., Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community (2201 First Ave S, Minneapolis) is excited to host Deacon Patricia Sullivan Vanni, MDiv, PhD, to give a talk entitled "Being the Church Together: The breakthroughs of Vatican II -- and beyond." Ecumenical Catholic Communion Deacon Vanni is a theologian who has explored how prayer and church teaching have shaped the self-understanding of the laity. She has spoken on the local and national level and has written extensively on the Sacraments.


Join us as we explore the evolution of our understanding of what it means to be the Church. Through storytelling and teaching, we will explore the critical changes that shaped us before, during and after the Second Vatican Council. These themes continue to call us, through the Holy Spirit, to live as the Body of Christ. All are welcome.


Join the

CCCR/Council of the Baptized Lay Network

to connect  parishes and deaneries

for a strong lay voice on matters of concern in our Archdiocese. 


Please register your name, email address, home address, and parish (if any). 

We need your home address to place you geographically in the Archdiocese.  Thanks..