Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Group of women Defy Vatican, Join Priesthood" CBS TV Story

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — "Although the Vatican does not recognize female priests, a group of women have still found a way to become ordained priests — with the hope that one day women will be welcomed into the ministry.
In the Roman Catholic Church, faith and tradition meet every Sunday. However, at Compassion of Christ Catholic Community in Minneapolis there is a new approach to the weekly teachings. Women serve as priests, a practice not allowed within the Catholic Church.
“I had to work through a lot of fear before I was ready to say, I was ready to be ordained,” said Rev. Monique Venne, a co-pastor at Compassion of Christ.
Venne is among 90 women around the world who have gone against canon law to follow a calling. Her step into the catholic ministry took place last year."

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