Saturday, January 17, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Photos of womenpriests in southern region

Top Roman Catholic Theologian Supports Womenpriests

"I get the impression that the recourse to sheer power is happening because those who oppose women's ordination are losing the argument on the field of reasoning. These reasons are basically three: the example of Jesus, unbroken tradition , and the need for iconic resemblance."
Read full article on Womenpriests website:

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S. J. is professor of theology at Fordham University and author of many books such as Consider Jesus: Waves of Renewal in Christology (1992);Women, Earth and Creator Spirit (1993);
She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse (1993). Her most recent work is Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God

Monday, January 12, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Meeting and Worship at Mary Mother of Jesus House Church Catholic Community

Roman Catholic Womenpriests Community Southern Regional Meeting January 2009

Janice Sevre-Duszynska (left) and Bridget Mary Meehan (right) at Siesta Key
Here we are on the Gulf Sunday evening revering the sunset amid drumming and dancing on the sugar-like sand. It was Bridget's birthday!

Janice Sevre Duszynska (left), Bridget Mary Meehan,
Judy Lee, Eleonora Marinaro (right)
met for prayer, reflection and planning for southern region on Jan. 9, 2009

Judy Lee (left) Mary Ellen Sheehan
(candidate from Atlanta in center),
Bridget Mary Meehan right
(March 2008)

Our RCWP-Southern community met on Friday. What a treat to gather in the warmth of the Sarasota sun and Bridget Mary's home. We began by singing Marsie Silvestro's "Let the women be there." We shared stories of our ministries, our needs, hopes and dreams. Spirit moving freely -- the ideas flowed. We captured them on paper. They include a home and services for homeless women and a billboard campaign for the upcoming RCWP ordination in Atlanta.

Mary, Mother of Jesus House Church Catholic Community
Celebration on the Baptism of Jesus -- Jan. 12, 2009
The Spirit revived us with Her fire as community gathered to pray, share stories of the Good News, ask for healing and celebrate Eucharist with each other. In our liturgy we remembered the Baptism of Jesus.
Holy Spirit, Breath of God,
come and light a fire of love;
love that welcomes truth and kindness,
love revealing God's embrace of all.
(from "Holy Spirit, Breath of God" by Gregory Norbert, 2007. Published by OCP).

Mary, Mother of Jesus House Church Catholic Community
celebrates Baptism of Jesus on Jan. 9, 2009

Roman Catholic Womanpriest: Janice Sevre-Duszynska: War Devastating to Vast Majority of Iraqis

Janice Sevre-Duszynska wrote this Op.Ed. that appeared in the Lexington Herald Leader on January 12, 2209

"....Women have been systematically attacked by theocratic militias on both sides of the sectarian divide, but the most widespread violence has been committed by the Shiite militias affiliated with the U.S.-backed government -- the Badr Brigade and the Mahdi Army. These groups have waged their campaign of terror against women with weapons, training and money provided by the U.S...."