Friday, June 26, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests : Videos Online on youtube, google etc.

Mosaic of Bishop Theodora and St. Praxedis in St. Praxedis Church in Rome

Videos on YouTube and Google about Roman Catholic Womenpriests Movement

Highlights of Historic Women Bishops Ordinations in United States ( 9. min.)

The Case for Women Priests ( 5 min.)

Archaeological Evidence of Women Priests and Bishops: An interview with Roman Catholic Theologian and Archaeologist Dr. Dorothy Irvin

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Growth in the Movement in the United States

Excerpts from Patricia Fresen's Lecture at Call to Action

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Vision and Mission

Women Roman Catholic Priests: VOA Video on House Church in Sarasota

A New Model of Priestly Ministry:

Highlights of Pittsburgh Ordinations-First U.S. Ordinations of Roman Catholic Womenpriests on July 31, 2006

Highlights of Press Conference in Pittsburgh -- first U.S. Ordination of Roman Catholic Womenpriests

Roman Catholic Women Celebrate Liturgy at National Conference of Call to Action in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2006

Highlights of Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordinations in New York
Roman Catholic Womenpriests: New York Ordinations-Prayer of Consecration

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: St. Louis Ordinations

Mass Presided by Catholic Women- Welcome Pope Benedict to the U.S.

Homily (clip) by Roman Catholic Womanpriest (Andrea Johnson) on occasion of Pope's Visit to U.S.

Roman Catholic Womanpriest Ree Hudson speaks at press conference on occasion of Pope Benedict's U.S. Visit

Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordained in Boston

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Ordination in California

Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordain Four Women in Chicago
Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Ordination in Chicago

View Fr. Roy's Homily at Ordination of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Kentucky on google

Ordination clip of prostration before altar of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Kentucky

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Philadelphia Ordinations:
NJ Woman Ordained in Controversial Ceremony

YouTube Movies of Ordination Ceremony of first womenbishops ordained in the United States by Roman Catholic Womenpriests:
Entrance Procession:
Clips of Bishop Patricia Fresen's homily at Ordinations of Women Bishops-
three parts:
Examination of Bishops-Elect before the Community
Prostration of Bishops/Litany of the Saints
Laying of Hands
Anointing of the Bishop's Head
Presentation of Book of Gospels
Investiture with Bishop's Staff
Bishop Patricia Fresen presents first women bishops to be ordained in the United States to the Community
Pink Smoke Trailer ( documentary produced by Jules Hart-- coming soon)

RTE/Irish Television Broadcast on Bridget Mary Meehan/ Roman Catholic Womenpriests (aired on June 28, 2009) Move slider to 26 min. point in program to pick up interview,null,228

Roman Catholic Womenpriests New Television/Internet Program: Overview 2002-2008 including homily by Maryknoll priest Fr. Roy Bourgeois
(photo courtesy of Bob Watkins)

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Photos and Videos- Farewell Party for Aisha Taylor, outgoing executive director of Women's Ordination Conference

Aisha Taylor, (left to right) outgoing director of Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) Bridget Mary Meehan RCWP, Erin Hanna (incoming executive director of WOC)

Laura Singer, president of the Women's Ordination Conference
voice the gratitude of the movement for Aisha's leadership

Aisha Taylor and Erin Hanna

Aisha Taylor

Bernie Byrne presenting card and gift from NOVA
On Thur. June 25, 2009, supporters of the Women's Ordination Conference gathered to pay tribute to Aisha Taylor outgoing Executive Director of the Women's Ordination Conference. Fr. Roy Bourgeois, MM, threatened with excommunication for his public support of women's ordination in Washington DC gave a powerful talk addressing the importance of solidarity with the women's ordination movement. He recalled that he became involved when he attended the ordination of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky. This prophetic action on his part resulted in the treat of excommunication by the Vatican. The Maryknoll Order stood by Roy as their brother and a member of their community whom they continue to support.

Andrea Johnson and Bridget Mary Meehan from Roman Catholic Womenpriests attended this gala event that paid tribute to Aisha Taylor's many accomplishments during her five year tenure a WOC. Erin Hanna led the tributes and will continue the essential mission of the Women's Ordination Conference.

I feel hopeful that young women like Aisha, Erin and Laura are leading the way to the full equality of women in the Roman Catholic Church. May justice for women in the church become a reality in our lifetime!

Bridget Mary Meehan, RCWP

Clips of Maryknoll priest, Fr. Roy Bourgeois' inspiring talk on women's ordination to the priesthood as a justice issue and need for solidarity:
"Sexism is a sin..."
"The exclusion of women in the priesthood is a grave injustice."