|Kathryn Shea ARCWP and Lee Breyer at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Fl.|
Bridget Mary's Response:
Jamie's analysis is insightful and right on track. Until Pope Francis affirms the full equality of women in the church, including women priests and women in decision-making roles, women will remain second class citizens with a subordinate role of service without real authority. The heart of ministry is service and mutual partnership in Christ. It encompasses ecclesial power and responsibility. Women and men in a renewed priestly ministry have equal power and sacramental authority in a community of equals. Service, sacramental power and ecclesial authority go together in all ministries, ordained and non-ordained.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org