Welcome to RCWP
In his 1968 commentary on the Second Vatican Council’s document, Gaudium et Spes, Joseph Ratzinger writes: “Over the pope…there still stands one’s own conscience, which must be obeyed before all else, if necessary, even against the requirement of ecclesiastical authority.”
We are called to be priests and together RCWP Women Priests:
Respect the rights of all persons to follow their consciences
Respect the diversity of all human families
Promote the concerns for all life
Affirm that All Are God’s Children
Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP) is an International Movement within the Roman Catholic Church.
The mission of Roman Catholic Women Priests is to prepare, ordain in Apostolic Succession, and support primarily women who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel.
This international movement is operating worldwide with two groups formed in the USA referred to as Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA (RCWP-USA) and the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP). Both of these organizations have international members. These women priests are ministering in over 34 USA states and are also present in Canada, Europe, South and Central America, South Africa, Philippines and Taiwan.
Welcome to RCWP-USA
Womenpriests (and some men) are at the forefront of a model of service that offers a renewed priestly ministry in vibrant grassroots communities. Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA is divided into geographical regions.
Welcome to RCWP CANADA
Roman Catholic Women Priests has grown and expanded globally. Respectful of cultural distinctions, members of RCWP Canada adhere to the following values: equality justice, accountability, collegiality, and prophetic obedience
This website is funded and features predominately information regarding RCWP-USA with links to the other International Roman Catholic Women Priest Members
Find Us in RCWP-USA
To Find a Roman Catholic Womenpriest in your area, click on the state.
For current news and articles related to the women’s ordination movement and renewal of the Catholic Church, please visit our Facebook, Twitter and Bridget Mary’s Blog. Bridget Mary’s Blog and the Association of Roman Catholic Womenpriests operate independently of Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA, Inc. This third party blog is for informational purposes only. For semi-monthly news relating to the RCWP in Canada see RCWP Canada’s publication, The Review, at rcwpcanada.altervista.org
This website was created and is maintained by Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA, Inc. (RCWP-USA, Inc.), a California 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, as an educational and informational service to the public. RCWP-USA, Inc. promotes and supports the ordination of women and men in a renewed priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. This website provides information about RCWP worldwide, with special focus on RCWP in the USA. Every ministry convened by a RCWP member operates separately and independently from Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA, Inc. RCWP-USA, Inc. disclaims any responsibility for the operation of these ministries. The biographical information and descriptions of the ministries are for informational purposes only. This website also contains links to third party sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement and/or sponsorship by RCWP-USA, Inc. RCWP-USA, Inc. is not responsible for such third party websites and is not liable for the contents therein.