Holy Year of Open Doors
“In this Holy Year of Open Doors we call on Pope Francis to move from condemnation to conversation with the Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement.
In response to a primacy of conscience, we ordain women in apostolic succession as an issue of justice and equality in our church.
As a gesture of good will we ask our brother Francis to honor primacy of conscience by dropping excommunication and all punishments against us and our supporters.
As faithful members on the margins of our church, we believe it is time to share our stories of priestly ministry in in respectful conversation with Pope Francis and begin a journey toward healing sexism in our church.
God created women and men equal: “There is neither male nor female. In Christ you are one.” (Galatians 3:28) As spiritual equals, all sacraments should be open to women.
God calls both men and women to the priesthood, but Catholic women who are called are rejected because of their gender.
As the body of Christ, we gather around the table to co-celebrate the Eucharist (consecrate Eucharist, share the Word of God, and give mutual blessing).
From the first ordination on the Danube in 2002 we have grown from 7 to 222 in 13 countries in our international movement. In the United States we have 177 serving 65 communities in 31 states.”