Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Local Priest Wants Inclusive Catholic Parish" Including Women Priests, LGBT and Divorced/Way to go Father Daniel Rodgers in San Diego!

SAN DIEGO - "A local Catholic priest is planning to start an all-inclusive parish that goes against the church's fundamental beliefs. He wants to allow gays, women and divorced people to be ordained as ministers."We're here to live the gospel and that is to love God and love our neighbor as we love ourselves," said Father Dermot Rodgers. Rodgers says he is tired of hearing stories from people who say they feel shut out by the Roman Catholic Church because of their sexuality or past experiences. He is on a mission and posted his plans on Facebook to create an all-inclusive Roman Catholic parish in San Diego that would allow the divorced, remarried, LGBTQ and women in ordained ministry..."
Bridget Mary's Response:
  What a courageous priest following in the footsteps of Jesus who had both women and men disciples! In diocese after diocese, (including the large New York Archdiocese) parishes are being closed or consolidated because of the shortage of priests. 
Father Dermot Rodgers is stepping up and creating a renewed, inclusive parish that honors the gifts of God in all God's holy people. 
I hope many more priests will do the same!
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

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