"I'll say something else that I think is very pertinent right here and now in this church. This church would not be closing if we were recognizing that we have new life in Christ -- neither male nor female in Jesus, everyone could be called to ministry. There would be no shortage of ordained ministers because Jesus has taken away that distinction, even between male and female. Every person is qualified to be another Christ celebrating the holy Eucharist at the altar. We would have plenty of ministers if we would just be listening to Jesus and following his way."
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Homily given at St. Leo Church
From his column in National Catholic Reporter
Sounds to me like Bishop Gumbleton has joined the spiritual revolution in advocating for women priests as a way of following Jesus example of gender equality. I am delighted that you are part of what I call the holy shakeup!. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org