Sunday, November 14, 2010

Diane Doughterty, " Newnan Woman Challenges Catholic Church"/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Left to right back row: Bridget Mary Meehan, Katy Zatsick, Judy Lee, Elly Marinaro, Miriam Picconi, Dena O'Callaghan Diane Dougherty, (in black top)
Kneeling in front: Joan Throm and Wanda Russell.

http://www.ajc.com/news/newnan-woman-challenges-catholic-741285.html?printArticle=y

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

11:21 a.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Diane Dougherty lives in a neat, white house that she shares with her cats, Pete and Gypsy Rose. She teaches second grade in Fayetteville. She smiles a lot, her eyes flashing with intellect.

"She hardly looks like someone flouting centuries of tradition, challenging the Roman Catholic Church."Dougherty, 65, wants to be a deacon...."

"Katy Zatsick of Lexington, Ky., ordained as a priest earlier this year, said the group’s members want to serve parishioners, not squabble with their male counterparts. She also believes Dougherty would be an exemplary deacon.“She is loving, caring, compassionate and wise,” said Zatsick, 67. “She’s a ball of fire, too....”

...."Bridget Mary Meehan of Falls Church, Va., whom the Womenpriests organization has identified as a bishop," (said )
"Like (Rosa) Parks, “we know we are disobeying an unjust law,” said Meehan, 62, who plans to conduct Dougherty’s ordination ceremony. “One must always disobey an unjust law.”...

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