Friday, March 25, 2016

Another Demonstration for Women Priests at Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville in solidarity with Occupy Vatican Embassy Steps by Janice Sevre Duszynska, Jane Via and Roy Bourgeois, The Holy Shakeup Is Here!
A Louisville man, Bob Eiden, walked to the front of the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville during the Holy Thursday service yesterday and held up a sign reading "Ordain Women." (Pics attached)
The text below are Bob's words from his Facebook post about his demonstration. Bob took a lead role in bringing Roy to Louisville in February. His words reveal the power that Roy's message about Catholic Church exclusion of women from orders had on him.  Mary Sue Barnett, ARCWP, Louisville,Kentucky

Bob Eiden demonstrates for women priests at Assumption Cathedral in Louisville, KY. 
Bob Eiden demonstrates for women priests at Assumption Cathedral in Louisville, KY.

"Today we chose to stand at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, KY, in solidarity with Roy Bourgeois and two Catholic women priests (who protested today at the Vatican Embassy) in challenging the patriarchy of the Catholic Church to recognize ordained women priests in the Catholic Church. Our actions were inspired by a visit with Roy Bourgeois concerning the gross injustice of gender inequality in the Catholic Church. The reality is that women in the Catholic Church have for centuries been treated as second class citizens, namely, in the avenue that they are not recognized or deemed worthy of the title of priest. Women are denied the call to the priesthood as if they are somehow unworthy to be called by God in the same way that men may be called to serve. Who are we men to stand in the way of a woman’s decision to follow her heart and lead how she is called to? What we chose to stand for today was the right for women to be ordained in the Catholic Church, based on the prayerfully considered and reverently held resounding TRUTH that only God can determine if a human, be they man or woman, can be called to the priesthood. Today’s Gospel reading told the story of Jesus Christ making apostles into priests, what a fitting time for us that stand as allies to women to challenge the patriarchy on its sexist and rigid foundation of beliefs. On this sacred day during the Easter Triduum, we stand with women across the globe to fight for justice, which we believe to be the most sacred fight of all. We challenge the patriarchy, those who choose Catholicism as their faith walk, and all those that support equal rights for women to stand up for the rights of our sisters who have been persecuted for far too long!" Bob Eiden

Roman Catholic Priests Witness for Women Priests and Gay Equality: Jane Via, Janice Sevre Duszynska, Roy Bourgeois
at Vatican Embassy, March 24th, overnight vigil 
Bridget Mary's Response:
Thank you, Bob, for your courage and solidarity with our movement for gender justice and equality for all in our church. You are an inspiration to me and to all. Let's bring  a holy shakeup to our beloved Catholic Church!
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Bridget Mary Meehan Thank you for your support...and for all the good work you do...peace Bob