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Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Ordination Conference

P.O. Box 52046, Philadelphia, PA 19115

As a regional member of the Women's Ordination Conference we agree with the key goals:

 As women and men rooted in faith, we call for justice, equality and full partnership in ministry. We are committed to Church renewal and to the transformation of a structure which uses gender rather than gifts as its criterion for ministry. In this 2022 video, members of the Core Committee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference share about their history, mission, programs, and strategies, working for a renewed Church. In a discussion following the presentation, participants of Women-Church Convergence consider the challenges facing their organizations, especially engaging a new generation.

Renew church governance to be inclusive, accountable and transparent
Bring about justice and equality for Catholic women
Incorporate women-centered theologies into every-day Catholicism

Our local WOC chapter meets regularly in the Philadelphia area.  All women and men are welcome to join our friendly and engaging group.  We meet to discuss, plan and pray for women’s ordination to the priesthood. For information about meetings and membership, contact .

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Kathy Schuk's experiences in Rome during the Synod, The Overlooked by Eileen McCaffrey DiFranco ( hiatories of Mary Elizabeth Lease and Smedley Butler), Announcement of Walking the Way: Following the Footsteps of our Black Catholic Foremothers in Faith (May 2 - May 7, 2024), Review of "The Philadelphia 11" documentary, Book Review on No Guilty Bystander, The Extrodinary Life of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Book Review on Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African Freedom Struggle, Thanksgiving thoughts by various authors, Spiritual Reflections on the Advent Season by Judy Heffernan

An open letter to Catholic voters and all voters for justice from Women-Church Convergence

WOC open letter of support for Tony Flaherty

SEPAWOC, P.O. Box 52046, Phila., PA 19115