Monday, May 3, 2010

Roman Catholic Womenpriests ordains 2 priests, 3 deacons at Spiritus Christi in Rochester, New York on May 1, 2010




Roman Catholic Womenpriests ordains 2 priests, 3 deacons at Spiritus Christi
James Goodman • Staff writer • May 2, 2010

"Chava Redonnet was ordained a priest in Rochester on Saturday in what she considers to be an act of ecclesiastical disobedience.
Although the Roman Catholic Church prohibits the ordination of women as priests, deacons and bishops, Redonnet considers herself to be Catholic and hopes to move the church in a more inclusive direction.

"About 350 people attended the ordination at Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester.
Bishop Andrea Johnson of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests, an international group established in 2002, conducted the ordinations of Redonnet and Theresa Novak Chabot of Manchester, N.H.
Three women were also ordained as deacons during Saturday's service: Patricia LaRosa of Rochester, Caryl Conroy Johnson of Philadelphia and Ann Penick of La Plata, Md.
"The risks are significant. But the call is clear," said Johnson.
She went on to say: "God's work is the work of justice and peace for all."

1 comment:

oak.king said...

It is nice to see a vibrant faith community. I struggle as a catholic with the vatican. I tried being lutheran for awhile but it was ynot the same. I wish there was a large united catholic church. Now i attend the eastern church. I love the liturgy but it is more traditional and yet they have married ypriests.