Call to Action Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 8, 2008
Roman Catholic Womenpriests: A Mass for Mother Earth and Her Children
(Our call to action has to do with the responsibility that God has given each of us to care for creation, the creation that God saw was good.)

2008 Joint Conference

A joint conference by Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM), CORPUS, Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC), and Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP)
 July 18 – 20, 2008, Hyatt Harborside Hotel, at Boston Logan International Airport. Download Brochure with all Information, including Registration



Roman Catholic Womenpriests ordained in St. Louis
On November 11, 2007, two women were ordained as Roman Catholic priests in a historic ceremony in the city of Saint Louis. Rose Marie Dunn Hudson of Festus, Missouri, and Elsie Hainz McGrath of Saint Louis, were ordained by Bishop Patricia Fresen of Germany. More Information: Download Press Release



Call to Action Conference: Milwaukee, Nov. 3 - 5, 2006

Roman Catholic Womenpriests presented talks and liturgies at CAC. A press kit for the media included: CTA Conference Information, History Article, Information on RCWP. Click here for .zip file for all 3 documents (269kb). 

Pre-Conference Day: Nov. 3rd:  Roman Catholic Womenpriests participated in a pre-conference day entitled “Bridging the Gap: Gender Equality, Sex and Ordination on Friday, Nov. 3rd , 2006, sponsored by National Catholic Ministerial Alliance from 9 AM to 2:45pm. The National Catholic Ministerial Alliance, a coalition of groups whose goals include renewing Catholic priesthood presented this program. Andrea Johnson and Anthony Padovano surveyed the post Vatican II history of priesthood reform.. A panel of women and men told of their journey to answer a personal call to priesthood. Bishop Christine Mayr-Lumetzbeger from Roman Catholic Womenpriests gave a presentation on living one’s call as a worker priest. The day included an inclusive Eucharist of gospel equality and partnership with Bishop Christine and  Rev. Bill Manseau as co-presiders. A booklet “Reflections for Women Considering Ordination”, co-authored by Roman  Catholic Womanpriest Jean Marchant, along with Antony Padovano, Aisha Taylor and Mary Ramerman was available for attendees.

Dr. Patricia Fresen described the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement that began with the 2002 ordinations of the Danube Seven and has expanded dramatically. It led to her own ordination as priest in 2003 and bishop in 2005. She told her own story. 45 years a Dominican sister in South Africa and theology professor at seminaries in Rome and her native South Africa and theology professor at seminaries in Rome and her native South African and her expulsion after 45 years as a Dominican sister because she was ordained. Bishop Fresen is coordinator of the RC Womenpriests training program preparing scores of women internationally for ordination. She discussed the program and sketches its hope for the future. Friday 3:15pm, Sat. 10:15pm

Roman Catholic Womenpriest Caucus: An informal discussion between Roman Catholic Womenpriests and those who are interested in learning more about this prophetic movement.

CTA Conference: Sunday, Nov. 5th - Roman Catholic Womenpriests Celebrate Eucharist: Roman Catholic Womenpriests invited all to a Eucharistic liturgy in which women, equal and sacred symbols of the Roman Catholic Church, celebrated in an inclusive manner the Sacred Meal of Our Faith. We invited you to join them and discover the future alive in the present. Facilitating this liturgy was six ordained RC Women Priests: Bridget Mary Meehan of Florida/ Virginia; Eileen M. DiFranco of Philadelphia, Joan Clark Houk of Pittsburgh, Kathleen Strack Kunster, serving a small faith community in California; Regina Nicolosi of Red Wing, Minn, a nursing home chaplain and Kathy Sullivan Vandenberg of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  There was also three ordained deacons; Juanita Cordero, a liturgist from California; Mary Ellen Robertson, a hospice chaplain from Michigan, and  Janice Sevre-Duszynska from Lexington, Kentucky.



2006 Roman Catholic Womenpriest Ordinations Information on the two ordination ceremonies that happened this year.  A media folder available for the Pittsburgh ordinations contained: News Release,  History Article,  Brief Bios,  Lady is a Bishop.
Click here for .zip file with all 5 documents (99kb)