Skip to comments.Defiant female (Catholic) priest says Mass
Posted on 06/01/2006 8:44:27 AM PDT by NYer
The fledgling congregation gathered in a circle at Sunday Mass at Spartan Memorial Chapel to introduce themselves. A woman in a long, white robe spoke first.
``My name is Victoria Rue,'' she said. ``And I am a Roman Catholic woman priest.''
Rue belongs to a renegade movement that is ordaining women as Catholic priests, in defiance of the Vatican. Today, Rue celebrates Mass at the non-denominational chapel at San Jose State University.
Joining her at the altar on Sundays -- also in clerical robes -- have been a married man, his wife and another woman. The ceremonies prompted the Diocese of San Jose this month to warn Catholics that the sacraments there would be invalid.
It's a prickly issue more Catholic dioceses will face as increasing numbers of women join the ordination movement.
``God has called me,'' said Juanita Cordero, a Los Gatos woman who will soon be ordained as a deacon and aims to be a priest by 2007. ``Growing up it was never a possibility because it was always for men.''
Cordero, a former nun, is among 120 women enrolled in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests program, which has been boldly ordaining groups of women as priests and deacons.
A dozen will be ordained in Pittsburgh on July 31, including Cordero and women from Carmel and Pismo Beach. Another woman -- fearful that her bishop will quickly excommunicate her -- will only say she's from the Bay Area.
Those women plan to eventually work as priests, offering pastoral care and presiding over rituals ranging from baptisms to weddings to Mass.
The church says the movement is built on a falsehood: Women can't be priests, so whatever ceremonies they hold are moot.
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Always good for a laugh.
Uh - - no, you're not.
Pope Benedict would beg to differ.
And I am a US Olympic Athlete.
Of course, I haven't made the team, but a guy I met at the Casa DeLoma Apartments named Buddy told me I knew all that there was to know..
Uh, no. You're a fraud.
**The ceremonies prompted the Diocese of San Jose this month to warn Catholics that the sacraments there would be invalid.**
At least the bishop did this much!
Just saying the words of the Rite don't make you a Roman Catholic priest. No matter how much you pretend it does.
If journalists would stop feeding their egos and tell the truth, it would be nicer.
Pray for the immigration crisis:
You're many things, but you're not a Roman Catholic priest of any sort. In fact, you're not even a Roman Catholic. Your profane "simulation of a sacrament" incurred an automatic excommunication.
"The Church says..."
Says? This makes it sound like a mere difference of opinion.
This is Church law, there is no difference of opinion, no minority position. These women are not priests. They should be given a substantial period to renounce any claims of "priesthood" or failing that, be excommunicated.
God hath spoken to me, also.
He sayeth......"It is lunchtime......go eat Bar-B-Que......."
Again, the media pursuing its agenda by presenting these women as priests with no counter argument that it is not possible. They just expect us to assume that they are, in fact, priests because they say so.
I'd like to see this put on paper, so that there be no doubt in anyone's mind.
I always ask advocates of female "ordination" what doctrinal distinctives they insist upon that separate them from the Episcopalians who do "ordain" women.
They never have an answer.
For sure ... but it would be, as you say, "putting on paper" what is already true in fact. She's no more a Roman Catholic than Vicky Gene Robinson (for example).
But until it is formally and specifically stated, these women and their press lackeys will continue to deny or ignore it.
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