Sunday, March 10, 2013

PINK SMOKE RISES: Women Priests, Married Priests and Catholics in Sarasota, Florida Gather in support of Gender Justice

Contact: Roman Catholic Women Priests: Bridget Mary Meehan,, 941-955-2313, Katy Zatsick,, 813-938-5750,,

For Immediate Release

Mon: March 10, 2013
                                      Catholics Send Up Pink Smoke  in Front of St. Andrew UCC

And Celebrate a Mass with Women Priests and Married Priests

To Support Women Priests in the Church

WHAT: Local Catholics will gather at St. Andrew UCC on March 12th at 10:30 am for a prayerful liturgy calling for full equality for women in the Catholic Church. We pray for a new pope who will honor women's voices in Church decision-making and will affirm women priests and married priests in the institutional church. This vigil is part of an international series of protest vigils in response to the male-only conclave deciding the next Pope.

WHERE: St. Andrew UCC at 6908 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, Florida 34238
WHEN: Tuesday, March 12th at 10:30 am

WHO: Approximately 30 Catholics and women’s ordination supporters will gather locally; additional vigils will take place in ten cities throughout the U.S. and in Rome.

WHY: The male-only College of Cardinals will gather to elect the next Pope in the coming days. We gather to bring worldwide attention to the lack of women’s voices at the conclave, and protest the ban on women from all leadership and decision-making positions in the Catholic church.  

For more information on this vigil call Bridget Mary Meehan at 941-955-2313 and 703-505-0004, visit, visit, visit www.bridgetmarysblogspot, and for the nationwide vigils, see or contact the Women’s Ordination Conference, 202-675-1006



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