The spring equinox arrives in a couple of weeks. On the pagan calendar, it is already here. The Celtic season of Imbolc began back in February. Its patroness is Brigit; part saint, part myth, ancient symbol of the Divine Feminine, and of a frozen world coming back to life. Mary Hynes speaks with Irish scholar Mary Condren about the renewed interest around the world in Brigit, the 5th century saint from Kildare.
The Underground Priesthood.
“SARASOTA: They call themselves servants of God and are joining the ranks of more than 100 women around the world….” (12 Feb. 2010, NBC-2 News Online, Florida)
Church disapproval doesn’t deter crowd.
“SARASOTA – Enthusiastic supporters of a movement allowing women to be Catholic priests filled St. Andrew United Church of Christ on Saturday to witness the first ordination of female priests in Florida by a group known as Roman Catholic Womenpriests…” (Anna Scott, 7 Feb. 2010, Herald Tribune, Florida)
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Faces Ex-communication For Support Of Catholic Women Priests.
“Blessings come in all shapes and sizes, but none could be better – at the moment – for supporters of Women’s Ordination Conference, than a male priest/activist suddenly facing excommunication.” (Greg Archer, 25 Jan. 2010, The Huffington Post)
Read/order Fr. Roy’s book, My Journey from Silence to Solidarity – http://www.roybourgeoisjourney.org/book/index.html
Read his biography – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bourgeois
Karen Armstrong won an award last year (March 2008) called the “TED Prize” and her acceptance talk can be viewed on line at www.ted.com.
www.charterforcompassion.com. Karen Armstrong and other religious leaders are spearheading the drafting a “charter for compassion.”
Losing My Religion for Equality, by Jimmy Carter, July 2009
“Jimmy Carter on his new book Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power (Marianne Schnall, 13 March 2014, Huffington Post)