AWAKENING – CATHOLIC WOMEN’S ORDINATION FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE
By Myra Poole & Pippa Bonner
At the Piazza of Westminster on Vocations Sunday in 1994, a group representing the CWO (Catholic Womens Ordination) gathered in quiet protest. Purple is the chosen colour of the organisation to denote mourning for the lost gifts of women in the Roman Catholic Church and as a sign of the dignity of the royal priesthood of women. This liturgy of covering the front of Westminster Cathedral with a purple cloth and a purple Iris was to cleanse the RC Church from its all-male control. This was further emphasised during this liturgy by seven minutes of silence to signify the exclusion of women from administering publically all seven sacraments.
Our protest continues.