|Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests- Rita Lucey, front row with deacon stole, on my right, Bridget Mary in red vestments) was ordained a priest in Orlando|
"An 80-year-old Florida woman defied the Catholic Church by declaring herself a Catholic priest on Saturday, joining with a breakaway group of about 200 Catholic women worldwide who have ceremonially ordained themselves priests despite the Church's traditional ban and threat of excommunication, NBC News reported. In a ceremony that draws on the Catholic rite, Rita Lucey prostrated herself in the aisle of a (borrowed Protestant) church, and afterward gave out Communion. "It's the Rosa Parks movement of the Catholic Church," said Bridget Mary Meehan of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. "The Vatican cannot continue to discriminate against women and blame God for it."
My Response: Rita Lucey ARCWP sent this news story to me of coverage of her priestly ordination. What a blessed memory to celebrate! The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests is not a breakaway but a breakthrough movement that is leading the Roman Catholic Church into a new era of inclusivity, justice and equality by ordaining women in apostolic succession for public ministry to communities where all are welcome to receive sacraments, not only those who keep all the man-made rules of the institutional Church .Join the Holy Shakeup now. Visit our website https://arcwp.org, Bridget Mary Meehan, email@example.com