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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, Latin America and around the world. 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 […]

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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, Asheville, NC, April 2017

Women Priests Then and Now!

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First Woman Priest in Asheville, NC

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests announces the  ordination of Abigail Eltzroth as priest; the first woman to be ordained a priest in the area. The ordination was be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm, Jubilee Community, 46 Wall Street, Asheville, NC. The Presiding Bishop was Bridget Mary Meehan of Sarasota, […]

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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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