Sunday, June 26, 2022

96% of Catholics in Ireland Support Women Priests and Marriage for Priests by Patsy McGarry, My Response- Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

 I am delighted that 96% of people in my homeland are ready for women priests. I visited Ireland  three times before COVID to promote the Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement. 
Although  individuals and groups were in favor of ordination in an inclusive, non-clerical Church, I did not meet a woman who was ready to just do it! 
Hopefully, this has changed, and a courageous woman or group of women are ready to join our prophetic movement for justice and equality now. If so, they will have the support of the Irish people. 
And they will light a fire of love like Brigit of Kildare.
I am looking forward to that day!
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP at sofiabmm.bmm@gmail.com
Visit our website at www.arcwp.org




Hildegard Haus Celebration of 20th Anniversary of Ordination of Seven Women on the Danube was held on June 26 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.Two of the first women priests ordained on the Danube were present: Rev. Dagmar Celeste RCWP (left)
and Bishop Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger RCWP
For more information: Contact Rev. Shanon Sterringer RCWP
https://hildegardhaus.com/

By Patsy McGarry Fri Jun 17 2022 

Most Irish Catholics want ordination of women and marriage for priests.

A survey of the 26 Irish diocesan reports has found 96 per cent of people consulted favoring the ordination of women, whether as deacons or priests. Where LGBTI+ people were concerned, 85 per cent expressed concern at church exclusion, attitudes and language, while almost 70 per cent wanted greater lay involvement in church decision-making. 


By Patsy McGarry Fri Jun 17 2022 - 05:00

The great majority of practicing Irish Catholics favor the ordination of women, marriage for priests who want it, greater roles for divorced and remarried people or couples and single parents, and more respect for LGBTQI+ people.
They also want better-prepared, shorter sermons and the removal of bloodthirsty Old Testament readings from Masses and other liturgies. according to a survey of tens of thousands of believers across the church's 26 dioceses on the island.
Similar surveys to the Irish one, which will be considered by a 160-strong national assembly in Athlone, Co Westmeath on Saturday, are under way across the Catholic world in preparation for a synod in Rome next year.

`Synodal pathway`

Known as "the synodal pathway", it began in Ireland last October, with each diocese preparing its own report. Each of the reports, along with some independent submissions, will be collated and edited, before being sent to Rome in August.
It will be Irish Catholics' contribution to the worldwide Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis for the Vatican in October 2023.
A survey of the 26 Irish diocesan reports has found that 96 per cent of people consulted favored the ordination of women, whether as deacons or priests. Where LGBTI+ people were concerned, 85 per cent expressed concern at church exclusion, attitudes and language, while almost 70 per cent wanted greater lay involvement in church decision-making.
Underlining the unprecedented and historic nature of this process, Sr Nathalie Becquart, undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, said it marked the first time in 2,000 years that the Catholic Church had undertaken such a worldwide consultation. It is now nearing the end of its first—diocesan—phase.
Addressing Ireland's Catholic bishops at their summer meeting in Maynooth this week, she said Pope Francis strongly considered this to be the most important phase of the synodal process, as it drew on input from the grassroots. For the church, locally and universally, it was a path they were on and people had no idea where it would end, she said, but everyone should be open to the "surprises of the Holy Spirit"

Meantime, the Irish Catholic Church will continue with pr

The great majority of practicing Irish Catholics favor the ordination of women, marriage for priests who want it, greater roles for divorced and remarried people or couples and single parents, and more respect for LGBTQI+ people.
They also want better-prepared, shorter sermons and the removal of bloodthirsty Old Testament readings from Masses and other liturgies. according to a survey of tens of thousands of believers across the church's 26 dioceses on the island.
Similar surveys to the Irish one, which will be considered by a 160-strong national assembly in Athlone, Co Westmeath on Saturday, are under way across the Catholic world in preparation for a synod in Rome next year.

`Synodal pathway`

Known as "the synodal pathway", it began in Ireland last October, with each diocese preparing its own report. Each of the reports, along with some independent submissions Once endent submissions, will be collated and edited, before being sent to Rome in August.
It will be Irish Catholics' contribution to the worldwide Synod on Synodality called by Pope Francis for the Vatican in October 2023.
A survey of the 26 Irish diocesan reports has found that 96 per cent of people consulted favored the ordination of women, whether as deacons or priests. 

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