Minnesota's Catholic female priests here to stay

The Daily Planet profiles two of the seven female Catholic priests in the state. They have been excommunicated by the church, but they persist. "It's a dysfunctional family," Linda Wilcox says of the Catholic church. "But it's still my family."
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Some of the differences are subtle at the church of a small Minneapolis Catholic congregation, the Compassion of Christ Catholic Community, the Daily Planet says in a profile of two of the seven female priests in the state, Linda Wilcox and Monique Venne. The congregation says "kindom," not "kingdom," of God, for example.

Other differences are bigger: The priest at the front of the bright, cheerful sanctuary is a woman.

The local women are part of a larger movement that is no longer asking permission to be priests. They believe the church's canon low that requires that only men be priest is unjust.

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