|Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests Kathryn Shea, Bridget Mary Meehan and Mary Theresa Streck co-preside at liturgy with|
Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota Florida on March 3, 2018.
1. Ordain women deacons as a first step toward full equality.
2. Lift excommunication and all penalties against Roman Catholic Women Priests and Supporters and affirm movement as prophetic and members as beloved sisters and brothers in the church.
3. Expand Council of Cardinals to include women in decision making process.
4. In each diocese and parish, incorporate women as equals in decision making.
5 Affirm women in every ministry on the parish level including preaching, teaching and administering sacraments. Anointing of the Sick, for example, was not always reserved to the priest. Either is baptism or Marriage. The priests in the parishes would probably welcome such changes.
My response to the statement of Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who banned Mary McAleese from speaking at a conference at the Vatican, is we cannot wait another 2000 years for justice and equality for women in the church! #TimesUp!
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org