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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Suzanne Thiel, President

ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMENPRIESTS-USA

(503) 784-3330

August 10, 2012

Response to Statement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious  

[Portland, OR] Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA (RCWP) commends the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for their decision to engage in “open and honest dialogue” with Archbishop Sartain, who was appointed to oversee a mandate for reform of the organization issued by the Vatican earlier this year. 

Sister Pat Farrell, current president of the LCWR, said that a dialogue “may lead not only to increasing understanding between the church leadership and women religious, but also to creating more possibilities for the laity and, particularly for women, to have a voice in the church.”

RCWP believes that justice for women in the church, and indeed, justice for every oppressed group in the world today, will only come about when women and men courageously, yet respectfully, speak out and take action in order to change the structures that maintain and promote injustice. LCWR has given us a fine model to do so.

We are enormously proud to stand in solidarity with our sisters and will continue to pray with and for them as they move forward.

Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) is an international movement within the Roman Catholic Church. The mission of Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA is primarily to spiritually prepare, ordain in Apostolic Succession, and support women who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel. Website: romancatholicwomenpriests.org

Save the Date!!

A special invitation: A Day of Reflection with Michael Morwood

God, Jesus and Prayer in a New Story of the Universe

Much of Christian doctrine is based on a pre-scientific worldview, yet is presented as unchangeable, absolute truth beyond questioning. There are far better ways today to understand God and Jesus and the role of prayer - and the identity of the Church. We live in a graced time when we are
challenged to articulate our belief in "God" and Jesus as revealer of
the divine in harmony with what we know about our universe today

Saturday ~ October 20th ~ 10:00AM-4:00PM

Suggested donation ~  $40

At The Spirit of Life Community

The Congregational Church of Weston/UCC

130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493

Members of The Spirit of Life Community marched in the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9, 2012.  The community discussed participation in the parade and decided that it was very important to let the people of Boston know that there is a Catholic community that is open, welcoming, and inclusive. Marching in the parade was a great experience for community members, as we encountered reactions of surprise and delight from spectators that a Catholic group was joyfully participating in the parade!

The play "Sick"by Elizabeth Kenny, Tuesday, April 3ed from 7 - 8PM at Boston University. Q&A with the artist from 8 -9 PM.

Click here for the flyer.

The George Sherman Union (GSU) Conference Auditorium (2ed floor)

775 Commonwealth Ave

Charles River Campus, Boston University

General admission, at the door, $25.

                        Lenten Retreat

Saturday ~ March 17th ~ 10:00AM -4:00PM

The Congregational Church of Weston/UCC,  130 Newton St, Weston, MA

Lunch will be provided ~  Free Will Offering ~

Click here for the flyer.

All are welcome!