“We Will Fight You For It”-Says a Roman Catholic Woman Priest Ordained in 2021
Above pictured is one of the newer woman priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Her name is Angela Nevitt Meyer of Indiana and she is 42 years old, a wife and mother, and a dedicated health care worker specializing in maternal and infant health. She is also a Scripture scholar. She was ordained to the Diaconate in 2019 and to the Priesthood in 2021 in Brownsburg, Indiana by RCWP Bishop Nancy Meyer (no relation) where Rev. Angela Meyer co-pastors a church, the Brownsburg Inclusive Catholic Community. Rev. Angela Nevitt Meyer is the primary subject of the thought provoking article cited below.
On 3/21/2023 there was an excellent article entitled “We Will Fight You for It”: Can Womenpriests Save the Catholic Church?” by Fran Quigley in the Religion and Politics Journal- the News Seeker : a Project of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
This is the URL ( after clicking below look to the right and this is the first article cited for its popularity):
Mr. Fran Quigley is a clinical professor and director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He is also the author of Religious Socialism: Faith In Action For a Better World. He attends Masses with Roman Catholic Women Priests in the Indianapolis area.
I hope you will take the time to read the whole article. It is exciting as it captures the history or herstory of the Roman Catholic Woman Priest Movement very well and also tells Rev. Meyer’s story. I was taken with Rev. Meyer’s resolve to confront repression by the clerical hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church that denies priesthood to women, she says: “this is our church, the church of the people. And we will fight you for it!” I love her spirit , I love her courage and resolve. And, most of all I am happy to stand beside her as a Roman Catholic WomanPriest.
She concludes ” The Church has changed many times….and it can change again. For the Body of the Church, the whole self is suffering. The Good News is that we have the ability to sing a new Church into being, to heal and become whole. More than having the ability we are doing it.”
Bless you, as you open your hearts to learning and action,
Pastor Judy Lee, RCWP,
Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community, Fort Myers, Florida