This story is grounded in the mandate to be true to ourselves. It is the story of a call that is denied, and the determination it takes to overcome the barriers and live out the call with integrity. In this case, it is a call to the priesthood; yet each of us, no matter our faith, our race, our gender, our sexual orientation, our (dis)abilities or anything else that defines us, has a vocation.
The misogyny that stands in the way of a whole priesthood, is as real today as it was at the time these events took place. My hope is that the prophetic actions of these women will inspire a continued examination of the roots of racism, homophobia, sexism and all other forms of marginalization, so that our institutions and society are transformed and we call all fully as we are called to be.
- Margo Guernsey
One of our supporters has designed a button that commemorates the original pins that were part of the movement for the ordination of women as priests!
The message to celebrate "a whole priesthood" is a call to imagine a priesthood that is inclusive of all. It is something we work toward each and every day.
We have 500 buttons to send to the next 500 donors!
These are limited edition.
When you get yours, be sure to take a picture and share with a friend so they can get one too.