Friday, January 3, 2020

Women Are Rising Up for Justice and Inclusivity in the Roman Catholic Church Now Claiming our Rightful Place in a Community of Equals by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Women are rising up to claim justice and equality. The international Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement is one example of an inclusive, non-violent women-led revolution in the 21st century. 
We are living our prophetic call to lead the Church in developing faith communities and ministries where all people, genders and identities can celebrate their human rights as sacred images of the divine according to the teachings of unconditional love by Jesus in the Gospels. We focus our energies on living the change, the transformation, of being the Christ presence, one ordination at a time, working for justice in the church and world now.

"Almost all of the Catholic Church's contemporary dysfunctions, such as skewed theology of reproduction, neurotic sexual morality, clergy abuse and clericalism are tied to a profound theological denigration of women, " said  author James Carroll in a recent interview, " the lynchpin of what must be reformed is the inequality of women, symbolized by the church's prohibition of women as priests."("A Conversation with James Carroll", Conscience, p. 43)

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