Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) Responds to Vatican’s Denigrating Image of Women and Lack of Women’s Voices at Assembly on" Women's Cultures: Equality and Differences" of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Rome 4-7, Feb. 2015

February 4, 2015
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) responds to Vatican’s denigrating image of women and lack of women’s voices at Assembly
See:
:Women’s Cultures: Equality and Differences”
Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Rome 4-7 February 2015

Contact:  Janice Sevre-Duszynska, D.Min. (Media)
rhythmsofthedance 1@gmail.com 859-684-4247
 Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan, sofiabmm@aol.com
703-505-0004
Today at the Vatican men are meeting behind closed doors making decisions about women in the Catholic Church. The Assembly selected a 1936 "Venus Restored" sculpture by Man Ray of a plaster cast of a torso of a  naked woman bound in ropes as their cover image.
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan wrote 
on her blog (bridgetmarys.blogspot.com) that it “reflects the Vatican’s patriarchal, dysfunctional view that holds women in spiritual bondage. This image denigrates women’s bodies and souls and reflects a deep misogyny in need of healing and transformation.”
“If we had women priests at the Vatican, do you think an image like this would see the light of day?” she asked.


The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) is a new model of priestly ministry that lives Gospel equality now. www.arcwp.org



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