Friday, January 22, 2010

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: "Faithfully, if not obediently, Catholic" by Katie Balestra in Washington Post


"Faithfully , if not obediently, Catholic"

By Katie Balestra ,Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Our goal is to bring about full equality of women in the Roman Catholic Church," said Meehan, 62. "We love the faith. We love the spirituality. That's why we remain Catholic. We are holding disobedience to an unjust law that discriminates against women. We're willing to go the whole mile with the institution on this." ...

"Meehan was 8 when her family moved to Arlington County from Ireland in 1956. Her father said she spent her free time as a child "playing church," setting up an altar in their home. "She was a priest from day one," said Jack Meehan, 85, in a thick Irish brogue. "I'm very proud of her."
She thinks the Vatican's actions are motivated by fear.

"They're so afraid because they're seeing that people are actually thinking this is a good idea," said Meehan, who discusses the issue on her
blog. "We're taking it from the hierarchical model into the open, inclusive Catholic community of equals. And that's the thing that threatens them the most, a total change from one model to another."

Katie Balestra is a freelance writer based in the District.

2 comments:

M said...

Thank You for your courage and persistence. May you be greatly blessed.

Don Wilson said...

It's unfortunate that you have felt the need to attempt to change the church on your own. In doing so you have separated yourself from the true body of Christ. You are not a priest in the Catholic Church, the universal church that was founded by Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago. May the Holy Spirit awaken you to your error and take away your pride that you may see the truth.