Elizabeth Jane Via

Elizabeth Jane Via is a California lawyer and one of 32 (as of August 2008) women ordained in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) movement. RCWP is not sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church, which considers ordination of women a violation of its canon law and invalid. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/magazine/24wwln-essay-t.html NY Times: A Place at the Altar] ] [ [http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/1568 National Catholic Reporter: Sixth Catholic woman priest ordained this year] ]

Via has been pastor of the independent Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community since August 2006. [ [http://articles.latimes.com/2006/aug/14/local/me-priest14 LA Times: Female Priest Defies Catholic Church] ] She speaks at meetings and conferences concerning women's ordination and inclusive ministry. [ [http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/1476 National Catholic Reporter: http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/1476] ] Via has attempted to speak on the topic of women in the priesthood at organizations affiliated with the official Roman Catholic Church, but her invitations to speak have sometimes been revoked. [ [http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=c7462752-8c11-4bc9-965a-49472d19e154 Disinvited] ]

Via is also an attorney with the San Diego District Attorney's office. [ [http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member_detail.aspx?x=106443 Elizabeth Jane Via record with California Bar Association] ] In 1991 she was one of the County's attorneys in the case of Alicia Wade.

External links

* [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/magazine/24wwln-essay-t.html New York Times: A Place At The Altar]
* [http://www.romancatholicwomenpriests.org/ordained.htm#via Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordained]
* [http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=3d58444d-bce7-4063-a44e-c7b6f1564432 Founded and convened by a Roman Catholic womanpriest]
* [http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=c7462752-8c11-4bc9-965a-49472d19e154 St. Thomas More Society of San Diego rescinds invitation to “womanpriest”]
* [http://closedcafeteria.blogspot.com/2007/08/st-thomas-more-isnt-pleased.html The Cafeteria is Closed]
* [http://deacbench.blogspot.com/2007/08/st-thomas-more-societey-to-womanpriest.html St. Thomas More Society to womanpriest: "Nevermind"]
* [http://slatts.blogspot.com/2007/08/disgracing-st-thomas-more.html Disgracing St Thomas More...?]
* [http://blog-by-the-sea.typepad.com/blog_bythesea/2007/08/fridays-st-thom.html Yesterday's St. Thomas More Society Meeting in San Diego]
* [http://www.electpd.org/wadetragedy.htm Tragedy, errors shatter a family]

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