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Woman 'bishop' wants deconstruction of Catholic Church

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.