Author: Angelo Gentile

Angelo Gentile is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer and editor who has also worked in corporate communications and public relations. He has previous experience as a newspaper and magazine editor.

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A new church is slowly taking shape in Eden Prairie. It features many of the traditional elements of the Roman Catholic denomination. Still, it includes some striking differences, including being led by a woman priest. However, before you start thinking this is some spinoff, dissent movement within the existing Roman Catholic church, think again. It’s not. Eden Prairie’s Charis Ecumenical Catholic Community (ECC) is the first ECC church in Minnesota. The church follows the principles of Ecumenical Catholicism. According to Charis’ website, it is one of many expressions of “the ancient, undivided and apostolic Catholic faith,” where the clergy marry, women…

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