Midwest Region in the Media

May 27, 2017

GrandRapidsMN.com: A Call to Leadership
An interview with Maria Annoni on the occasion of her ordination on May 7, 2017

GrandRapidsMN.com article


April 14, 2016

Sartell-St. Stephens Newsleaders: Lindstedt ordained as priest in Sartell
An April 14 report on the ordination of Ruth Lindstedt on April 10, 2016.

Newsleaders article


April 10, 2016

St. Cloud Times: Women in Priesthood is about equality
A March 22 interview with Bernie Sykora, Ruth Lindstedt, and Rose Henzler.
Correction: Counting Lindstedt there are eleven active womenpriests in Minnesota, not five as stated in the article.

St. Cloud Times article


July 7, 2015

Mpls. / St. Paul Magazine: Called Out, The Vatican is doling out its harshest punishment to some of Minnesota's most devoted Catholics
The magazine interviews and profiles Josie Petermeir, Monique Venne, and Linda Wilcox, the co-pastors of Compassion of Christ Catholic Community

Mpls. St.Paul Magazine article


March 23, 2015

National Catholic Reporter: Jesuit made deathbed call for women's ordination
NCR Online writes about the March 7 story

NCR Article


March 7, 2015

Dying Catholic priest records videos declaring women should be ordained: A WISN video with Alice Iaquinta

WISN article with video


June 24, 2014

The ordination of Nancy Meyer as the new Midwest Region Bishop drew a lot of attention from journalists. Here's an early sample:

National Catholic Reporter

Indianapolis Star

WRTV Indianapolis

The Elkhart Truth


June 12, 2014

The St. Louis Park (MN) Sun Sailer publishes an article, "St. Louis Park woman ordained in Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement," about Josie Petemeier's May 4 ordination.

Sun Sailor Story


September 26, 2013

WISN TV (Milwaukee) interviews Irene Senn in the news story "Woman Says She's Been Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest."

WISN Report


June 26, 2013

The Red Wing (MN) Republican Eagle publishes an article, "Women of the Cloth," about Corene Besetzny's June 23 ordination.

Republican Eagle Story


June 27, 2013

The St. Joseph (MN) Newsleaders headlines "Historic Women-Priests Ordination Takes Place," for a story about the June 23 ordination

Newsleaders Story


June 27, 2013

WCCO (Minneapolis) Radio's Jordana Green interviews Monique Venne

Program podcast page(choose 6/27/13 9 PM Hour)

Direct link to MP3 File download


June 21, 2013

Raw Story reports "Radical Roman Catholic women buck Vatican to become priests,"
a story about the ordinations planned for June 23.

Raw Story Article


June 16, 2013

USA Today reports "Female priests risk excommunication to be ordained,"
a story about the ordinations planned for June 23.

USA Today Article


April 24, 2013

More Magazine's May issue includes interviews with four Womenpriests, including the Midwest Region's Monique Venne

This article is now online!


February 13, 2013

"Ministers offer Ash Wednesday blessings to drive-through motorists"

WISN (Milwaukee) television report


February 8, 2013

"Catholic Church in Wauwatosa with female priest stirs controversy"

WISN (Milwaukee) television report


November 13, 2012

"Congregants celebrate Mass—with a big difference"

Sartell Newsleaders (St. Joseph, MN) news article (no longer available online)


July 26, 2012

"VII Womenpriests: 'Minnesota's seven Catholic womenpriests are here to stay'"

Minnesota Women's Press news article


July 22, 2012

Female bishop speaks up for views, talks about "Womenpriest Movement"

Saint Cloud Times (St. Cloud, MN) news article (no longer available online)


April 13, 2012

"Indiana woman seeks to be ordained as Roman Catholic priest"

WTHR (Indianapolis) television report


December 11, 2011

"Female priests push Catholic boundaries"

Minneapolis Star Tribune story


October 20, 2011

"Group of women defy Vatican, join Priesthood"

WCCO (Minneapolis) television story


Please report news items of interest to Linda Wilcox (lindawilcox28@hotmail.com) Thanks!

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