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Ann Harrington, who is to be ordained July 19 as a priest, speaks to Lynn Caverly, Kathy Spaar and Liza Hardy-Braz at a residence in Farmville. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)
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Ann Harrington, who is to be ordained July 19 as a priest, speaks to Lynn Caverly, Kathy Spaar and Liza Hardy-Braz at a residence in Farmville. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

Local woman to be ordained

“We’re coming out of a patriarchy. We’re trying to transform that patriarchy, not into a matriarchy, but into an egalitarian system where everybody’s gifts are welcome.”


Ann Harrington
Catholic priest

By Kim Grizzard

The Daily Reflector

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A Greenville woman is to become the first in the state to be ordained a priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.

Ann Harrington is scheduled to be ordained today at a ceremony in Cincinnati during the annual retreat of the association, a group which advocates for and performs the ordination of women.


The Roman Catholic Women Priests movement, which began more than a decade ago, has since ordained almost 150 women, all without the approval of the Vatican or the blessing of the Catholic Church. The association is not recognized by the Catholic Church, which prohibits the ordination of women as priests or bishops.

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GIVE IT UP TO JESUS

You can also get a diploma personalized with fancy calligraphy proclaiming you a Dcctor Of Divinity from numerous sources the Internet for about $35.00. Recovering Catholics usually make good Episcopalians --- and there's lots of room for membership in either tradition. Pax Vobiscum.

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