Sunday, August 21, 2022

Ireland- Day 17- August 22, 2022- Blarney- Cobh-Waterford

 I kissed Blarney Stone 3 times - so I decided to enjoy lunch with my RCWP sisters who also decided they did not need to kiss Blarney Stone! We had a wonderful time☘️🇮🇪

 Blarney Woolen Mills


 Cobh Museum 

Cobh Museum

 This article with an Irish Catholic bishop sums up the slow change toward women priests.

The reality  is that women do most of the work in parishes in Ireland and thatcthe Catholic Church is on the brink here because in next 10 years they predict an catastrophic drop in male priests.

So, they will either have to ordain women or change  sacramental theology to allow lay ministers to preside at all sacraments. Actually, in some  places now, they are training lay ministers to preside at baptisms, weddings, and funerals.

The interesting thing is the Roman Catholic Women Priests international movement  has been leading the institutional Church by ordaining women and empowering the baptized as partners in sacrament all ministry for 20 years.

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