LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- "Two women were ordained as Roman Catholic priests in Los Angeles over the weekend, making a first for the city.
The two were ordained under the Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA organization on Saturday. The Vatican does not recognize the group, but the organization says it is valid because women are ordained by bishops who can trace their ordination back to the apostles of Jesus.
"I think what we're witnessing here is a whole new movement within the Catholic Church where women are being ordained and are balancing out the ministry equally with men, and we're flourishing," said Suzanne Thiel, the group's president.
One of the two newly ordained priests is Jennifer O'Malley, who lives in Long Beach with her partner of 18 years..."