Bridget Mary's Response: The women's liberation movement is the voice of God in our times that challenges all churches and religious institutions to treat women as equals. I believe Pope Francis is in discernment mode and there are signs of progress. While I welcome the appointment of a woman as #2 spokesperson for the Vatican Communications Office, I think he could have named a woman as the #1 spokesperson.
I am also hopeful that Pope Francis will begin a dialogue with our international Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement as a concrete step toward healing,justice and equality for women in the church. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org
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