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 email@example.com
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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.