Saturday, September 19, 2015

Photos from Women's Ordination Worldwide Conference: Gender, Gospel, Global Justice

Roman Catholic Women Priests Liturgical Celebration
Janice Sevre Duszynska, ARCWP - Co-Presider

Morning Prayer - Celtic Prayer of St.Brigit
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP and Katharine Sammon

Enclusive and Empowed Panel: The Women Priest's Movement, Renewing the Church Now.
 Mary Theresa Streck, Bridget Mary Meehan, Anna, Eileen DiFranco
Briget Mary and Mary Theresa presented the ARCWP pathway to ordination and the People's Catholic Seminary. For more information visit and click on the ordination tab.

Gary Macy
It was not until the thirteenth century that the church required ordination (priest) to preside at Eucharist. For the first milennia of church history, ordination meant that one was called forth from the community and for the community in a functional role. It was not tied to priestly ministry as we know it today and was not required "to confect" the Eucharist.  (See Gary Macy - The Hidden History of Women's Ordination)

Panel Discussion: "Break the Silence" - a priest panel moderated by Kristina Keneally with Paul Collins, Jack McClure, Roy Bourgeios andTony Flannery.
All panelist were supportive of women priests in a renewed church and shared their experiences of conflict with church heirarchy. 
Tony Flannery and Roy Bourgeois
Bridget Mary and Mary Theresa
Giulia Bianchi and Diane Dougherty
Miriam Duigan introducing Gary Macy
Janice Sevre Duszynska, ARCWP and Roy Bourgeois
In 2008, Rev. Roy Bourgeois, a Maryknoll priest, attended and preached at Janice's priestly ordination. This courageous prophet and social justice activist was subsequently excommunicated and expelled from the Maryknoll order. 

Left to right:Sibyl Dana Reynolds, RCWP, Ida Raming, RCWP, Janice Sevre Duszynska, ARCWP and Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP

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