Meet Women Priests-Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan

Bridget Mary Meehan, Bishop ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, serves Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Communities in Florida and in Virginia. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry in both communities. Bridget Mary is author of twenty books including Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God, a story about her journey to priesthood in the women priest movement that is rocking the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, a holy shakeup that is bringing new life, creativity and justice to the church and beyond. Bridget Mary has a MA in Religious Studies and a DMin from Virginia Episcopal Seminary. She is currently Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program for Global Ministries University. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and youtube and articles on BridgetMary's Blogspot. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California in the historic ordination of our bishops in the United States on April 19, 2009

Meet Joleane Presley
 Joleane Presley
Joleane works full time at the Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland as a Senior Chaplain in Manassas, VA. Her ministry involves providing pastoral care to patients who are recovering from physical disabilities such as stroke, amputation, head injury and spinal cord injury.  She graduated from Duke Divinity School Seminary in 2001 with a M.Div. She has an undergraduate degree in rehabilitation counseling.  Joleane has been married for fourteen wonderful years to   husband Scott.  She is a devoted "fur mommy" to my three terriers!

Meet Irene Scaramazza
Irene Scaramazza 614-357-0626

Irene Scaramazza was born in western Pennsylvania. She entered a religious congregation and was a Catholic sister for 21 years. Irene has been involved in various ministries: education (teaching and administration); community mental health counseling; preceptor for doctoral students enrolled in Marriage and Family Therapy program; retreat and spiritual direction, hospice chaplaincy, and presider for home church and other local groups in Columbus, Ohio. Irene has a Master of Divinity degree from Weston School of Theology, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Boston University, Marriage and Family Therapy certification from Kantor Family Institute. Irene is currently completing a year-long residency program in Clinical Pastoral Education and plans to use it in hospice ministry.
Meet Dr. Debra Meyers

Debra Meyer  513-735-287
Dr. Debra Meyers lives in Batavia, Ohio.  She has published several books as a professor of history and women’s studies at Northern Kentucky University.  She has studied at a Roman Catholic seminary and is currently working to complete a master’s degree in Religious Studies.  Her ministry focuses primarily on single mothers and their children who make up the vast majority of impoverished people in our country today.  Dr. Meyers is a wife, the mother of two successful children, and a grandmother.

Barbara Anne Duff 478-718-0613

"Macon Woman Mission to Become Priest Causes Catholic Controversy"/Barbara Duff Will Be Ordained a Deacon On Oct. 20th/Hope for a Renewed Catholic Church in Macon, GA.

Barbara Anne Duff lives in Macon, GA.   She was a Maryknoll Sister for 12 years earning a BSE while she taught in Bronx, NY.  After leaving community life, she pursued a nursing degree from Loyola in Chicago, Ill, where she became an Air Force Flight Nurse during the Vietnam conflict. Following military service, she worked in the Manchester VA Medical Center in New Hampshire where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Human Services. She transferred to the Dublin VA Medical Center and served there as the Nursing Home Care Unit Supervisor and subsequently became the Assistant Chief Nurse. During that time she got a BS in Information Technology from Macon State College. She retired several years ago and is fulfilling her call by preparing for the priesthood. She supports and attends the Call to Action movement.   

ARCWP- Ordination of Donna Rougeux as a priest on June 9, 2012 in Lexington, KY.

Meet Janice Sevre Duszynska, ARCWP!i=351199729&k=qdiPB

Meet Donna Rougeux, ARCWP
Former Op-ed by Donna

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Article by Bill Estep
"Rougeux said she was excited to be part of the movement to reform the church.
"I think my granddaughters are going to look back at this and think history was being formed."

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Comment:These womenpriests are from Monnesota and belong to the RCWP-USA group.  Our group, the Association of Roman Catholic Priests, ARCWP is smaller but growing.  We all are doing remarkable work in the "kindom...". dd
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NumbersFeature: Minnesota's seven Catholic womenpriests are here to stay
[The Catholic Church] "is a dysfunctional family, but it's still my family."- Linda Wilcox

Where: Compassion of Christ Catholic Community
Prospect Park United Methodist Church
22 Orlin Ave. S.E. Minneapolis
When: Celebration of the Eucharist at
5 p.m. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays
FFI: 651-503-6805

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