Sunday, October 29, 2023

Vatican synod ends with divide over women deacons and LGBTQ

My response The journey has begun with women at  round tables for conversation and  with voting power. Needed  for 2024 - the expansion of tables  at Synod to include all voices especially women deacons and priests who have been creating a Church for everyone for 21 years and LGBTQ. The historical and theological studies have been done. What is needed is to listen to our lived experiences of  sacramental ministry to marginalized Catholics who are being served by women deacons and priests now.

There are 300 of us in our worldwide movement. We are here and we are ready to share the many ways we have been creating a Church for everyone.

Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP) is an International Movement within the Roman Catholic Church.

The mission of Roman Catholic Women Priests is to prepare, ordain in Apostolic Succession, and support primarily women who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel.

This international movement is operating worldwide with two groups formed in the USA referred to as Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA (RCWP-USA) and the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP). Both of these organizations have international members. These women priests are ministering in over 34 USA states and are also present in Canada, Europe, South and Central America, South Africa, Philippines and Taiwan.

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