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, Windsor, Ontario, July 25, 2015

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Catholics Call for a Church that Includes Women Priests

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests will ordain 3 women bishops, during Pope Francis’ visit. As Pope Francis arrives in the United States, members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests will gather near Philadelphia, PA. On September 24, 2015, 2:00 pm at a retreat center in Pendle Hill, PA,  ARCWP will ordain […]

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Movement wants Roman Catholic Church to Allow Female Priests

Barbara Billey is about to be ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests — a movement determined to shake up the church hierarchy. The Windsor woman may call herself a priest after her ordination Saturday, but she knows she won’t be welcome in that role in any local Roman Catholic churches and could […]

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The Ordination of 3 New Bishops

History in the making: In response to the growth of the women priests movement within the Catholic Church, and in the interest of women to be ordained, The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) agreed to elect three new women bishops from its membership. On Thursday, September 24, 2015,@ 2:00 p.m., in Pendle Hill, […]

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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
 Worldwide and in the Church.

 

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