Rutgers to host ‘female Catholic bishop’

Rutgers University will host theologian Patricia Fresen next week, describing her as a “female Catholic bishop.”

“Roman Catholic Bishop Patricia Fresen, one of only three ordained female bishops in the world,” will lecture at the university at 12:20 p.m. April 15, according to a Rutgers news release, Philly Burbs reports.

Fresen was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in 2008, according to

“Patricia Fresen is not a Roman Catholic bishop. That would be the position of the Diocese of Camden,” said Peter Feuerherd, diocesan spokesman, on Monday when contacted about Rutgers’ symposium.

The lecture is being sponsored by Rutgers-Camden’s department of philosophy and religion and the gender and women’s studies program.


Rutgers Univ. to host ‘female Catholic bishop’ (Philly Burbs)


Excerpts from Bishop Patricia Fresen’s Lecture-Womenpriests (YouTube)