Response to Vatican on Ban of Women Priest’s

From the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP)

For immediate release: May 30, 2018

Media contacts:

Janice Sevre-Duszynska, 859-684-4247,

Bridget Mary Meehan, 703-505-0004,


Despite Jesus‚Äô example of Gospel equality, despite 1100 years of church history of women‚Äôs ordination, despite the growing acceptance of Roman Catholic Women Priests worldwide, the Vatican‚Äôs affirmation of its ban on women priests as¬†‚Äúdefinitive‚Ä̬†teaching¬†¬†rests solely on patriarchal church authority. In doing so, it denies the workings of the Spirit within the People of God.¬†

On the 10thanniversary of the Vatican‚Äôs decree of the excommunication of women priests in the USA, the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests continues to rise up for justice and equality for women in the church and the world.¬†¬†We are fully committed to continue ordaining women. Like women who roar for full human rights, our movement is growing with enthusiasm among Catholics in grassroots communities, especially with marginalized¬†LGBTI and divorced , and all who seek a bigger table where God’s beloved family gathers to celebrate sacraments and to serve their sisters and brothers in mutual love in a community of equals.¬†