Women activists sing out for “Ordain a lady” campaign

Song pleads: ‘Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy, But God just called me, so ordain a lady’

No 694 Posted by fw, March 15, 2013

‘Ordain a lady’ campaign for women to become priests goes viral – VIDEO by Antoinette Kelly, IrishCentral.com, January 5, 2013

One of the oldest women’s Catholic organizations in the world has released a music video in their latest effort to persuade the Vatican to ordain women. Women’s Ordination Conference, which claims to be the world’s oldest and largest organization working solely for the ordination of women as priests, deacons, and bishops has released a track  “Ordain a Lady” on YouTube on New Year’s Eve.

With a backing track of Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit track “Call me Maybe”, a woman dressed as a priest sings the words: “Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy, But God just called me, so ordain a lady!” The three-minute music video has clocked up over 50,000 views in less than a week.

The organization was founded in 1975 and has its headquarters are in Washington, D.C.

Read the full “Ordain a Lady” lyrics and watch the video below.

Ordain a lady lyrics

I had a dream as a girl
Like Therese of Lisieux
I need to give this whirl
So I can lead the way

Woman priest is my call
Women preaching for all
Don’t listen to St. Paul
‘Cuz I can lead the way

My ministry is growing
Excommunication? I’m still glowing.
M.Div, chasuble flowing
Where you think the Church is going?

Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!
Justice doesn’t look right, with only male priests,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!

Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!
All the other Churches, try to schmooze me,
But I’m a Catholic, so ordain a lady!

My call is a fact, but some Pope in a hat,
Closed discussion on that, and now he’s in my way
I pray, sing, and feel
At first communion it’s real
I but I refuse to kneel,
To Patriarchy’s way

My ministry is growing
Excommunication? I’m still glowing.
M.Div, chasuble flowing
Where you think the Church going?

Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!
Justice doesn’t look right, with only male priests,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!

Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!
All the other Churches, try to schmooze me,
But I’m a Catholic, so ordain a lady!

With women priests in my life, I was so glad
I missed them so bad, I missed them so, so bad
With women priests in my life, I was so glad
We want our Church back, we want it all, all back

Justice doesn’t look right with only male priests
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!

Hey, I was baptized, and this is crazy,
But God just called me, so ordain a lady!
All the other Churches, try to schmooze me,
But I’m a Catholic, so ordain a lady!

With women priests in my life, I was so glad
I missed them so bad, I missed them so, so bad
With women priests in my life, I was so glad
We want our Church back, we want it all, all back

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