Monday, June 8, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Bridget Mary celebrates liturgy with Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) and Leaven Communities in Dublin, Ireland






Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Bridget Mary celebrates liturgy with members of Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC/Women's Ordination) and LEAVEN(Married Priests) Communities in Dublin, Ireland on June 6, 2009


On my trip to Ireland, I met with some of the members of the women's ordination and married priests communities in Ireland. We shared a liturgy and on three occasions had an opportunity to dialogue on issues of women's ordination and the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement.

These communities warmly welcomed me and shared their efforts at renewing the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. It is my hope that courageous women will step forth and join our movement to gift the church with a renewed priestly ministry in a community of equals.

Bridget Mary Meehan



Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Article on Irish Indepedent by John Cooney on June 8, 2009/"The first Irish born woman bishop since the fifth century..."

Time for Catholics to build a new Church
By John Cooney
Monday June 08 2009
"THE first Irish-born woman bishop since the fifth century has called on ordinary Catholics to work to transform the power structures of Church and State.
Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan said that old hierarchical structures needed to be broken down to prevent scandals, such as those revealed in the Ryan report, from ever happening again.
The female bishop was born in Rathdowney, Co Laois, but later emigrated to the United States with her parents..."
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/time-for-catholics-to-build-a-new-church-1765359.html