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News Archive 2016

Media Release – Women’s Ordination

From the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) For immediate release: July 22, 2016 Media contacts: Janice Sevre-Duszynska, 859-684-4247, Bridget Mary Meehan, 703-505-0004, See: As the Vatican upgrades the feast day of Mary of Magdalene, Roman Catholic Women Priests celebrate 10 years of creating communities that include and dismantling barriers that exclude. This […]

Equality in the Catholic Church

Irish born Bishop – Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan, has been visiting Ireland this week. On Sunday, August 7, 2016, she held a service in Dublin Ireland . For more on this story, Visit Female Catholic Bishop Holds Service in Ireland Bridget Mary Meehan was a guest on The Ray D’Arcy Show, August 9, 2016. As […]


From the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) For immediate release: July 14, 2016 Media contacts: (local – Albany) Mary Theresa Streck, founder of Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community, Kathie Ryan, Janice Sevre-Duszynska, (media) 859-684-4247, From July 14 – 17, The Inclusive Catholic Community of the Capital Region of […]

Women Priests Hold Spiritual Retreat

A spiritual retreat brought 45 members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests to Albany NY, as they shared their message of social justice and continued to push their quest to be recognized by the Vatican. Follow ARCWP 2016 Retreat

ARCWP Members and Friends Step Up to the Plate

Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Albany NY, during the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests Annual Retreat, ARCWP members and friends in attendance stepped up to the plate and answered an appeal for assistance from a fellow priest living and ministering in South America. We witnessed the Love of God in action as many answered […]

Yes, There Are Women Priests!

The Vatican has literally cracked open its door in a gesture of openness to women priests for the first time. In previous years as an activist for women priests, our efforts in Rome were met with demonstrable resistance. To read this article about our journey visit DOOR “In early June, a small group of devout […]

ARCWP Women Priests Deliver Petition to Vatican

  “It has been an amazing week in Rome. We are grateful to Janice Sevre Duszynska ARCWP and to Christina Moreira ARCWP and the entire WOW team for all they did to advance the cause of women’s equality and women priests at the Vatican. this past week. Janice and Christina reported an open conversation with a […]

Media Release from International Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement

In this Holy Year Pope Francis said “no one can be excluded from God’s mercy.” The international Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement calls on Pope Francis to honor primacy of conscience for all Catholics and remove all ecclesiastical punishments against our movement including excommunication. Catholic support for our movement is evident in an online petition. […]

CNN Interview with Bridget Mary Meehan

Will the Roman Catholic Church ordain women as deacons? During a meeting in Rome with Catholic sisters and nuns, Pope Francis suggested he was “willing to create a special commission to study whether it was in keeping with church teaching to let women serve as deacons.” (Huffington Post-Religion 5/14/16) Bridget Mary Meehan of ARCWP responds […]

Media Release from International Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement

May 24, 2016 Janice Sevre-Duzynska in Rome   +39 859 684 4247 or from the US at +011 39 859 684 4247 Christina Moriera in Europe  00 34 676 817 226 In this Holy Year, Pope Francis has called for a more compassionate church that excludes no one. He said “no one can be […]