Saturday, July 26, 2008
Judy Lee, Gloria Carpeneto, Gabreilla Velardi Ward (Boston, July 20, 2008)
After the bishops lay hands on ordinands in ordination ritual, community lay hands on to signify the community's affirmation of ordinands. In this picture Bridget Mary is in the center
Equality of priesthood ordained, these women say
A group called Roman Catholic Womenpriests moves forward with three ordinations despite protests from the Vatican.
BY TAYLOR BARNES
ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMENPRIESTS
"Judith A.B. Lee. left, joined Gloria Carpeneto and Gabriella Velardi Ward at last Sunday's ordination in Boston.
Judith A.B. Lee of Fort Myers wanted to be a minister since her teenage years, when she would visit the sick and elderly with her Methodist pastor in Brooklyn after youth group meetings."...
''We are really devoted to the Roman Catholic tradition,'' Meehan said, adding, ``We are just as much Catholic as the Pope and male bishops are Catholic.''
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Roman Catholic Womenpriests Walk in Footsteps of Joan of Arc
Author: Bridget Mary Meehan
Posted by: Editor on June 20, 2008 1:00:00 AM Print ThisSend to a friend
It is ironic that the hierarchy fails to read their own scholars research. The Vatican's own Pontifical Biblical Commission concluded in 1976 that they found no evidence in Scripture to prohibit women from being ordained.
St. Joan of Arc followed her conscience and refused to obey the hierarchical authorities of her time. This example of holy obedience cost her life. It cost Roman Catholic Womenpriests excommunication by Vatican officials.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I have some entries I've posted to my blogspot that I hope you will have a chance to visit. Also, below is an address for Flickr. I'm not sure if you can get it, try. There are numerous pictures there of the ordination I was part of in Bangkok at Ven. Dhammanda's Songdhammakalyani. The ordination was of a young woman named Diep. She was ordained as a "deacon" /samenari. In the ordination ceremony I was asked to wear by alb and stole and they also used the WOC chalice that I gave to Dhammananda.
The blogspot address is: http://www.womanpriest-asia08.blogspot.com/
The address for the flickr photos is:
Woman priest in Asia!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
236 news stories, 113 TV news stories on Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordinations in Boston on July 20, 2008
By Margery Eagan Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The latest uppitty women to get whacked by the Roman Catholic Churchare would-be priests Judy Lee of Florida, Gloria Carpeneto ofMaryland and Gabriella Verlardi Ward of New York.Sunday in Boston all three were "ordained" in a ceremony run by a pro-women priest organization. The Archdiocese of Boston promptlydeclared that the women had automatically excommunicated themselvesby such action. Their excommunicable sin: yearning to dedicatethemselves to the church and faith they love.
Mary Ann McCarthy Schoettly, of Newton, is ordained a Roman Catholic deacon by Bishop Dana Reynolds, of California, during a ceremony in Boston on Sunday.
By BRUCE A. SCRUTON
NEWTON -- If the Catholic Church is just the hierarchy in Rome and the Vatican, then Mary Ann McCarthy Schoettly admits she is acting outside the church.
"But there is difference between the official church and what I see the church as the people," said Schoettly.
Despite a promise of immediate excommunication, Schoettly was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic faith on Sunday in the same Boston ceremony that ordained three other women as priests.
The women belong to an organization known as Roman Catholic Womenpriests, which portrays itself as not a splinter group of Catholics, but Catholics working within the church and advocating change.
That change, they argue, is actually reverting to the church's roots, where women acted as priests and leaders and, some say, were the "apostles to the apostles" because it was women who brought the news that Christ had risen.
Monday, July 21, 2008
All media covered, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN. TV and print press coverage started on Friday, continued on Sat. and a large group came on Sunday. On Sat. the story of the women's ordination ran on the CNN headline news and repeated every 15 minutes.The Boston Globe did an article on Friday and Monday .The Boston Herald was present also. As you find clips, and links, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
May your day be grace-filled.
Boston Globe article: July 21, 2008
Boston Globe article that was in newspaper on July 18, 2008