Ruth Fitzpatrick: Fierce Advocate for the Ordination of Women as Priests Who Called the Catholic Church “the Last of the Sexist Institutions”

From a Washington Post obit by Michael S. Rosenwald headlined “Ruth Fitzpatrick. who fought to ordain female priests, dies at 90”:

Ruth M. Fitzpatrick, a prominent and fierce advocate for the ordination of women as priests who called the Catholic Church “the last of the sexist institutions,” died at a long-term-care center near her home in Fairfax County, Va.

As the longtime national coordinator of the Women’s Ordination Conference, a Washington-based group she initially helped run from her dining room table, Ms. Fitzpatrick was an often combative champion for Catholic women who had, like her, felt the priestly calling of God.