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OUR MISSION

Saint Praxedis Catholic Community is an inclusive, Christ-centered community led by a woman priest and functioning within the Roman Catholic tradition. We are an inclusive language community, welcoming all to the Eucharistic table. One need only come with an open heart. We are drawn together by this common mission:

“To build and nurture an active, fully sacramental Catholic community, to affirm diversity, to model a renewed priestly ministry and priestly people and to become Spirit empowered through prayer and a partnership model of leadership. We aim to provide opportunities for the exploration and expression of our faith, for spiritual growth and for putting our faith into practice.”

By the example of our patron, St. Praxedis, enslaved woman and bishop of a second century house church in ancient Rome, we proclaim that identity or adversity is no impediment to doing the work of the Gospel. Through our worship services, we witness to the justice, equality and compassion preached by Jesus and to the example of Jesus’ healing and reconciling love for all. In this way we are encouraged to live the Gospel life. 
                                                                                             
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The images on this page are from Roman era Church mosaics representing the “Mothers of the Church”....
below, left: a group from the church of St Praxedis in Rome.... 
below, right: the mosaic presumed to represent St. Praxedis herself. 

About St. Praxedis & Women’s Episcopal Succession
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UPDATED Schedule of Masses &
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Homilies:Homilies.html
CNN reports on the St. Praxedis communityhttp://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/22/the-life-of-a-so-called-woman-priest/
New York Times story on a US ordination controversy: 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/world/23priest.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
Welcome to Saint Praxedis 
Catholic Community
of New York City
    Stay informed!:
    National Catholic Reporter reports on the New York Cardinal’s new compensation program for victims and how it will keep sex abuse hidden and silence victims: https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/ny-cardinals-new-compensation-program-victims-will-keep-sex-abuse-hidden
    
Guest Columnist Roy Bourgeois weighs in with a New York        
Times Op-Ed: “My Prayer: Let Women Be Priests” (click here)
    For more stories on women religious, please go to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious website: https://lcwr.org/
    And to learn more about the Women Religious movement, go to  http://romancatholicwomenpriests.org
    Also Voice of the Faithful  http://www.votf.org/
    See also Judith Levitt’s New York Times story on women priests, September 29, 2012   
 More contact info for Church Reform groups here:    

      
 Interested in OCCUPY FAITH?  
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A Special Homily in Honor of Martin Luther King: “God’s Call to Martin Luther King and God’s Call to Women”

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Women Priests Ordained!

story in aljazeera america

“PINK SMOKE”: 
Go to the website!http://pinksmokeoverthevatican.com/

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