Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Roman Catholic Womanpriests announce first U.S. Womanbishop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sNcBHle7p8
(youtube videos of press conference at National Press Club at which Bridget Mary Meehan announced Bishop Dana Reynold's episcopal ordination)

At a press conference in Washington in honor of Pope Benedict, Roman Catholic Womanpriest,Bridget Mary Meehan announced that Dana Reynolds was ordained on April 9th in a chapel in Stuttgart, Germany. Dana was called forth and elected from the USA western region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests and is the first U.S. Roman Catholic Womanbishop.Dana was called forth and elected from the USA western region of RCWP (Roman Catholic Womenpriests) and is the first U.S. Roman Catholic Womanbishop. She states: "Our RCWP community is blessed with diverse, creative and spiritual gifts, and varied ministries in loving service with the people of God. Together we are living out our callings in a discipleship of equals. We envision, and we are working towards a Spirit-guided development of a balanced ordained ministry (women and men created equal by God) in a renewed Roman Catholic Church. The challenging times we are living in are calling for the re-imagining of how to best acknowledge and respond to the spiritual needs of God’s human family. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we learn and grow together, returning to and following Jesus' teachings of inclusivity, compassion, and acceptance." Dana resides in California.

For twenty years she has been a facilitator for the creative/spiritual process. She is a spiritual director, volunteer hospice chaplain, and author. Dana is the mother of two adult children and grandmother. She shares life with Don, her husband, of forty yearsFor twenty years she has been a facilitator for the creative/spiritual process. She is a spiritual director, volunteer hospice chaplain, and author. Dana is the mother of two adult children and grandmother. She shares life with Don, her husband, of forty years

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