My Response: We met with Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman when we were in Ireland in August. This article points to the issue of the role of women and their full equality in the church. The full equality of women must include women in a renewed priestly ministry that is inclusive and empowered in the community of the baptized. Our model of a renewed priestly ministry is non-clerical. Our inclusive Catholic communities are living examples of what the Association of Catholic Priests )ACP) in Ireland is calling for "a redesigning of ministry in the church, in order to incorporate the gifts, wisdom and expertise of the entire faith community, male and female."
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org
Article by Michael Kelly/NCR