The United States
Catholic organizations specifically dedicated to promoting the ordination of women:
- Women’s Ordination Conference
Established in the early 1980s. Publishes the influential quarterly New Women New Church. Has many active branches, such as: the Southeastern Pennsylvannia Women’s Ordination Conference.
- Future Church
Promotes the ordination of all baptized who are called.
National Association for an Inclusive Priesthood.
- Womanpriest.com by Susan Rockwell. She has initiated a court case: “Seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the Roman Catholic hierarchy and the Internal Revenue Service for subsidized discrimination against women in ordination of priests and deacons”.
Reform movements that promote the ordination of women as one of their objectives:
- Call To Action USA
- New Advent
- Sister Site
- Dignity USA
- Association of the Rights of Catholics in the Church
- Quixote Center for Social Justice
- San Francisco Bay Catholic
Women from the USA tell their vocation story on our website:
mystic and poet
History MA. Director of Catchesis USA. Theology student.
|Denise Donato MA Theology, family minister in her own parish, USA|
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Samples of theology from the USA on our website:
- Leonard Swidler & Arlene Swidler (eds.), Women Priests: A Catholic Commentary on the Vatican Declaration, 1977.
- Carroll Stuhlmueller (ed.), Women and Priesthood: Future Directions, 1978.
- Proceedings of the Second Conference on the Ordination of Roman Catholic Women, New Woman, New Church, New Ministry, 1978.
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