A Renewed Priestly Ministry …

… in a community of equals.

The ordained women of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) live and minister in the United States, Canada and Latin America. We prepare and ordain qualified women and men to serve the people of God as priests. We use equal rites to promote equal rights and justice for women in the church. We […]

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Apostolic Succession

The ordinations of Roman Catholic Women Priests are valid because of our apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church. The principal consecrating Roman Catholic male bishop who ordained our first women bishops is a bishop with apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church in communion with the pope. Therefore, our bishops validly ordain deacons, priests […]

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  • Ordination, Albuquerque, NM, October 25, 2015

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Support ARCWP on “Giving Tuesday”

On December 1, 2015, #Giving Tuesday will connect “diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.” Will you support our movement by making a generous donation to support the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests on Giving Tuesday? In 2015, the Association of Roman […]

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ARCWP Ordinations Colombia, SA

On Sunday, October 18, 2015 the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests ordained Cecilia White Santa Cortes a priest and Lucero Arias Manco a deacon in Colombia, South America. During her homily, Bishop Olga Lucia Alvarez of South America said, “Let us not delay anymore, we in our movement as members of the Association of […]

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ARCWP Ordinations USA

In 2015, while the Vatican contemplates ordaining women deacons, the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests will continue ordaining women to both the diaconate and to the priesthood. Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan writes, “I am passionate about primacy of conscience. We, in the women priests movement, are following our consciences in prophetic obedience to the […]

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Women Priests Rocking The Catholic Church
Building Inclusive Communities Of Equals
 Where Justice Is Rising Up
For All People: Poor, Marginalized and Women
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