Woman 'bishop' wants deconstruction of Catholic Church
Catholic World News - April 19, 2011
An Atlanta, Georgia television station reports on the aspiration of a local woman to be ordained as a Catholic priest. The report suggests that her aspiration will be fulfilled--although the ordination ceremony will be held in the Sarasota United Church of Christ, which should be a clear indication that it is not a Catholic ceremony.
The WSBTV report contains this fascinating paragraph:
Bridget Mary Meehan is a bishop with the group but she doesn’t want to be called bishop. Meehan told Pearson, “We are trying to deconstruct the clerical hierarchal church.”
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Posted by: AgnesDay -
Apr. 21, 2011 11:18 AM ET USA
They really want to be known as The Gates of Hell.
Posted by: Defender -
Apr. 20, 2011 2:22 AM ET USA
How many Catholic bishops seem intent on doing something similar (e.g., driving the laity away, not denying communion to errant politicians, etc, etc, etc)?
Posted by: DrJazz -
Apr. 19, 2011 11:55 PM ET USA
I think she's trying to live out Groucho Marx's famous quip: She would never join any club that would be willing to have someone like her as a member!
Posted by: DrJazz -
Apr. 19, 2011 11:53 PM ET USA
That's funny, I was just named the starting first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, a long-held aspiration of mine, although my first game is to be played at the local Little League field. Go figure.
Posted by: voxfem -
Apr. 19, 2011 8:13 PM ET USA
Wouldn't it be easier to just start her own church?
Posted by: Gil125 -
Apr. 19, 2011 3:25 PM ET USA
“We are trying to deconstruct the clerical hierarchal church.” They sure are.