From Examiner.com - First woman in Utah irregularly ordained Catholic priest by Diane Weddington
Clare Julian Carbone was ordained to the priesthood Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City by the group Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP). The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize the ordination of women and any woman claiming to be ordained is automatically excommunicated. However, according to a 2012 New York Times study, 59 percent of practicing Catholics in the U.S. favor the ordination of women. continue reading
We don't think there is anything at all "irregular" about Clare's ordination. In fact, we believe it is both sinful and irregular that the Roman Church attempts to exclude women from the Priesthood.
Utah getting first female Catholic priest, but there's a catch By Glen Beeby
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Roman Catholic Women Priests Association (ARCWP) is in Salt Lake City for The Parliament of the Worlds Religions. While here they also plan to ordain Utah's first woman Catholic priest. The only issue is the Vatican does not recognize any women priests, deacons, or bishops.
From Delaware County Daily Times - Three new female Catholic bishops ordained in Delco by Patti Mengers
Thursday afternoon at Pendle Hill Quaker study retreat and conference center, Meehan presided at the ordination of three Roman Catholic women from the United States, Canada and South America as bishops at a Mass celebrated with about 40 Roman Catholic women priests clad in white robes, and approximately 35 other supporters, male and female.
The Ordinations will take place Thursday September 24th, 2015 at Pendle Hill, a Quaker Retreat House in Philadelphia.
Every blessing to you, Mary! We are honored and delighted to have you in our community!
ARCWP Press Release: Catholics Call for a Church 4 All Includes Women Priests: During Pope Francis’ Visit, ARCWP will ordain 3 women bishops
As Pope Francis arrives in the United States, members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests will be near Philadelphia. On Sept. 24th at 2 PM at Pendle Hill, PA we will ordain 3 new women bishops from Latin America, Canada and the United States in order to meet our growing needs of women called to priesthood.
We serve inclusive Catholic communities where all are welcome to receive sacraments including gays, lesbians, and transgender as well as divorced and remarried Catholics.
One-third of all adults who were raised Catholics have left the church. One of the main reasons is disillusionment with the church on the treatment of women.
According to one survey, 70% of U.S. Catholics support women priests.
From the Windsor Star - Movement wants Roman Catholic church to allow female priests by Sharon Hill
Barbara Billey is about to be ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) — a movement determined to shake up the church hierarchy read full article
Barbara's ordination is today in Windsor.
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 2 p.m., the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) will ordain Barbara Billey a priest. The ordaining bishop will be Bridget Mary Meehan. The ceremony will be held in the Chapel of Cardinal Smart Retirement Living, 3140 Peter St., Windsor, ON. Parking at St. Michael’s School. A dinner will follow at 6:30 pm, 140 Bridge Ave., Penthouse (Buzz #6). Street parking only. more information All are welcome.
Saturday, June 27, 2015: Homily by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
Bridget Mary's Blog has published: ARCWP Videos of Mary Catherine White's Ordination as Priest in New Hampshire which took place last weekend.
From New Hampshire Public Radio: After Weekend Ordination, Gorham Woman Says She Will Assume Role Of A Roman Catholic Priest By Chris Jensen
A radical event took place Saturday in a most traditional setting: a tiny, white, classic New England church in Shelburne. Mary Catherine White was ordained and now considers herself a Roman Catholic priest.
The ordination of the most recent RCWP deacon in the Great Waters Region, Kathy Rolenc. Kathy was ordained on May 30, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park, IL.
Top row: Rev. Elsie McGrath (St. Louis, MO), Susan Mielke (cand., IL), "Catharine Jameson" (cand., IL), Rev. Ann Klonowski (Cleveland, OH), Rev. Mary Grace Crowley-Koch (Chicago, IL)
Bottom row: Rev. Dagmar Celeste (Cleveland, OH), Bishop Joan C. Houk (Pittsburgh, PA), Deacon Kathy Rolenc (Chicago, IL), Rev. Barbara Zeman (Chicago, IL), Rev. Paula Hoeffer (Cincinnati, OH), Rev. Lillian Lewis (Three Oaks, MI)
From Iglesia Descalza: Women's Ordinations - May 2015 provides us with pictures from the Ordinations and some biographical information about the new Priests and Deacons.
Here's and excellent overview of the recent RCWP ordinations in New Jersey. Included are 34 photos and a great video. Catholic women priests fight for inclusion -- for all by Mark Di Ionno.
The call to religious vocation came at different times in different ways. For some, it was a thunderclap, a great moment of clarity. For others, it was a building crescendo after a lifetime of being in harmony with their faith.
Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP) is please to announce the Ordination of seven new Priests:
Barbara Ann Beadles
Roman Catholic Womanpriest (RCWP) is pleased to announce that Kathleen Bean will be ordained to the priesthood Saturday, April 11 at 1:30 pm at Harmony Creek Church, 5280 Bigger Road, Dayton, Ohio 45440. Bishop Joan Clark Houk is the ordaining bishop. All are very welcome!
Read Kathleen’s profile at LGBT Religious Archives Network
Saturday in Orlando Florida, Luz Galilea was ordained to the Priesthood. The Ordination Homily was given by presiding Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan (ARCWP):
Mary, Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community, this is the day God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it as we ordain a woman priest!
In Two "rebels" ordained - Iglesia Descalza covers the recent ordinations of Georgia Walker and Rita Lucey.
Rev. Lucey told the Orlando Sentinel that she doesn't accept the institutional Church's arguments against women's ordination. "I see that as a man-made thing rather than a revealed truth. It's a patriarchal interpretation of the Scriptures that definitely has sexual bias."
NBC News coverage of Rita Lucey Ordination: Wife, Grandma, Catholic Priest? Rebel Women Defy Church Ban:
Eighty-year-old Rita Lucey has been a military wife, a foster parent and a great-grandmother. But one title she coveted was off-limits because she's a woman: Roman Catholic priest.