MANHATTAN — On International Women’s Day, March 8, 11 women and men gathered across the street from the United Nations to stand for equal rights — and rites — in the Catholic Church.
Purple and white roses in hand, members and supporters of the Women’s Ordination Conference prayed, walked and sang with paper chains slung across their necks.
Raising their voices to a faith-focused version of the suffragist tune “Bread and Roses,” the grassroots group walked through the Manhattan streets to call for “women’s equal place at the altar and in church governance.”
One of the participants, Christina Hellsberg, 25, is a Catholic woman who would want to be a priest…
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