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Inside a renegade Catholic community, where women are priests and minds are open

The six women gathered in Denise O'Connor's living room on a bright Sunday morning two weeks after Easter don't look like insurrectionists. They are middle-aged ladies dressed in casual khakis and flowery spring shirts and they come bearing gifts of fruit salad, breakfast casserole, and muffins. Despite appearances, however, they are about to participate in a revolutionary act, one that violates Roman Catholic law and centuries of Church practice: a Catholic mass celebrated by a female priest. That priest, gray-haired Gloria Carpeneto, mother of two and grandmother of three, wears a red-and-white stole, a gift from her spiritual director, a Jesuit priest. The long...