Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God: Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Women's Ordination Conference Report on Jubilee for Women Priests in Rome, Press Coverage List of Articles
You did it!
Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who made the Jubilee for
Women Priests an incredible success - filled with so many "firsts" for
Whether you joined us in Rome, prayed in solidarity, or helped
sponsor our actions with a generous donation, your support ensured our
collective voices for women's equality in the Church were heard at the Vatican
and around the globe.
Coinciding with the Vatican's Jubilee for Priests, our "Jubilee for Women
Priests" offered a celebration of a renewed image of the priesthood -- one that
is inclusive and welcoming of all people.
On June 1st we held a public forum on women's ordination with: Rev.
Dana English, Fr. Tony Flannery, Dr. Marinella Perroni, and Jamie Manson at
Casa internazionale delle donne, and later made headlines when two
women priests met with an official of the Vatican's Secretary of State for a
first-of-its-kind meeting. Additionally, for the first time, images of women
priests by Italian artist Giulia Bianchi were legally posted throughout Rome by
the city government with the hashtag #OrdainWomen.
Later that week, we held our first officially permitted witness for
women's ordination at the steps of the Vatican, offering a visual guide to
"opening the door" to women. The "Open the Door to Dialogue " phone booth was a
big hit! Wearing our purple stoles -- the international symbol for women's
ordination -- we walked the pilgrim's path to St. Peter's as the Jubilee Mass
for Priests was underway.
Next week we are taking our voices for equality to Huntington
Beach, CA -- where the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be
meeting -- for a landmark witness and march for equality in the Roman Catholic
Church. Together with our friends in the church-justice movement, we will speak
out and pray that our Church become a truly inclusive and just place for the
next generation of girls.
Further details for "A Church for Our Daughters" events can
be found here.
Wherever you are in the world, please join us in solidarity by signing the declaration and joining us in prayer.
Thank you for joining us in this important work!
"Imagine if a church of one billion people, with this charismatic, rock
star pope, suddenly said to the world, that women are equal to men. Imagine the
power that would have over cultures across the world, where this patriarchal
idea of women's subservience to men is at the root of all that women suffer
globally." - Jamie Manson
"If the voices continue to
be clear and loud and frequent, both by presence and by voice, I think this
issue can continue to sink into the public consciousness. The traditional
structures are going to have to break down in the next 10 to 20 years." - Rev.
Women's Ordination Conference, PO Box 15057, Washington, DC 20003