Friday, March 16, 2012

"Woman's Firing from Catholic Parish to be Topic of Documentary" by Annysa Johnson in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


"A Beloit woman fired from a Catholic parish in 2009 for advocating views contrary to the church - charges she has denied - received a $10,000 grant on Thursday to fund a documentary based in part on her experiences."This is very exciting," said Ruth Kolpack, 66, who lost her job after 26 years at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - the last 10 as pastoral associate - and now works in hospice care.Kolpack is working with an independent Chicago filmmaker on the project. The grant, from the Massachusetts-based Catholic reform group Voice of the Faithful, supports women who were fired from church positions because of injustice or discrimination...She was dismissed after a meeting with Morlino in which she refused to recant her thesis - written for her master's degree in divinity from Milwaukee's St. Francis de Sales Seminary - that challenged the church's noninclusive language in the Catholic Mass and its ban on women's ordination..."



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"advocating views contrary to the church - charges she has denied"

"she refused to recant her thesis ... that challenged the church's noninclusive language in the Catholic Mass and its ban on women's ordination..."

I see a contradiction.

Veritwas said...

"she refused to recant her thesis ... that challenged the church's noninclusive language in the Catholic Mass..."

Is that the same as exclusion's non-church language in the Catholic Mass?

I see a contradiction.