Monday, April 24, 2017

North Carolina: Asheville Citizen Times: " Abigail Eltzroth to Be Ordained a Priest, April 30th by Bridget Mary Meehan, Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests


Abigail Eltzroth ARCWP

Eltzroth to be ordained as priest 

ASHEVILLE - Abigail Eltzroth will be ordained as a Roman Catholic woman priest at 5 p.m. April 30 by Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan, of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, at Jubilee Community, 46 Wall St. Eltzroth will reported be the first woman Catholic priest in Asheville.

The group says its ordinations are valid because the first women bishops were ordained by a male Roman Catholic bishop with apostolic succession. They reject church law that does not allow women to be ordained, and about 250 women in 10 countries have been ordained in this manner.

Eltzroth has served as a jail chaplain in Saginaw, Michigan, as a pastoral associate on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, and as pastor to two churches in Nebraska.

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