Friday, July 18, 2014

Women Priests Challenge Cincinnati Archdiocese for Punishing Impoverished Women for Praying with Woman Priest

 From: The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

Release Date: July 18, 2014

Contact: Janice Sevre-Duszynska, D.Min. (media) 859-684-4247,

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) will present a check for $1,000 to Lydia’s House in Cincinnati to replace the $1,000 that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati withdrew because an ARCWP priest, Dr. Debra Myers, will lead a prayer service at this house and present the check on Sunday, July 20 at 5:00pm at Lydia's House.

Rev. Dr. Meyers was the first woman priest ordained in Cincinnati in 2013. She presides at local inclusive Catholic faith communities.

Lydia’s House is dedicated to helping homeless women and their children. The funds were earmarked for a new washer and dryer to help the homeless women and children.

“Women’s ordination is not only about women priests. It is also about lifting up abused and exploited women, locally and globally, as equal to men,” said Bridget Mary Meehan, bishop of ARCWP.

The ARCWP community is on retreat in Cincinnati, July 18 – 20, and will celebrate the ordination of six women.

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