Monday April 2nd, the Women’s Ordination Conference held a vigil outside of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
in Washington, DC prior to the annual Chrism Mass
, bearing witness to the absence of women in the Roman Catholic Church leadership. With heavy foot-traffic and the throngs of priests and women religious of the Diocese of Washington, our group enjoyed not only the subtle “thumbs up” from pedestrians and priests alike, but also the curious and supportive questions of passersby. What joy comes from stopping someone in their tracks to discuss women’s ordination!
Will you be witnessing in your local area during Holy Week? Tell us about your action and send photos to [email protected]! We’d love to hear about how Catholic communities across the country are coming together to beg the question: “where are the women?” (And answer the question: “we are here! we are Church!”)