Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vatican appointee ‘absolutely’ in favor of women priests Dennis Coday | Nov. 6, 2014/Is Pope Francis opening a door to women priests in the Roman Catholic Church?
ARCWP Ordination of Sally Brochu as deacon on far left, Judith Bautista from Colombia as priest Bridget Mary Meehan, in center,, bishop, Janet Blakeley on right deacon, Nov. 1st in Sarasota, Florida

"One thing we learned in October is that a synod of bishops, typically a staid talking shop that verges on the boring, can turn into to a robust round of discussions when the synod fathers follow Pope Francis’ instructions to "speak with parrhesia” -- meaning to speak candidly or boldly, and without fear -- “and listen with humility."
Judith Bautista, newly ordained priest from Colombia holds up chalice at consecration on Nov. 1, 2014

Perhaps the Vatican will experience another round of parrhesia early next year when Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture is to convene a meeting on the role of women in the Catholic Church today. The council will host a plenary assembly, titled “Women's Cultures: Equality and Difference,” in February for members and consulters.
Among the consulters is a Spanish priest, Fr. Pablo d’Ors, appointed by Pope Frances in July.
D’Ors is already speaking with parrhesia according to this report in Irish Times: “Vatican consultant ‘absolutely’ in favour of women priests.”
Judith Bautista sings song of gratitude at Communion reflection:

D’Ors told the Italian daily La Repubblica: “Am I in favor [of the ordination of women]? Absolutely, and I am not the only one. The reasoning which claims that women cannot become priests because Jesus was a man and because he chose only men [as his apostles] is very weak. That is a cultural consideration not a metaphysical one.”

Saying “the time is now ripe to travel down other roads”, d’Ors also said this “change is necessary” because to deny women the priesthood represents “an unacceptable discrimination.”
Community lays hands on ordinands at ARCWP ordination in Sarasota Florida
 on Nov. 1, 2014
Bridget Mary's Response: Sounds like Fr. d'Ors will shake things up in the Vatican with his support of women priests! Perhaps, he'd like to consult with Fr. Roy Bourgeois who was excommuncated and thrown out of Maryknoll for his solidarity with women priests! The times are a'changing!  Fr. D'Ors, I'd like to introduce you to our international Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement! Perhaps, you'd like to attend one of our ordinations in the coming year to prepare you for your upcoming consultation! 

Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

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