Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan is an ordained Bishop and Priest with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, ARCWP.org .
|Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP|
While the Vatican has decreed formally that a woman who attempts to be ordained a Catholic priest and the person attempting to ordain her are automatically excommunicated, Dr Bridget argues that her ordination and those of here fellow women priests are valid because of the mystical connection that we all have with the divine, recognising that we are all one. She also sees the women priests’ movement as linked to global justice and a revival within the church of the original message of Jesus – reaching out to the most marginalised and oppressed. She rejects the idea that anything or any institution, even the Vatican, can cancel the baptismal connection that she feels she has with the mystical union of oneness.
Dr Bridget will be holding a conference in the Maldron Hotel Sat 14th from 2pm to 4 pm on strategies to empower women on their way to justice and equality. Other panel members are Mary Theresa Streck from the ARCWP in the U.S.A. and Angela Hanly-theologian and author from Athlone.