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.
I'm not a Roman Catholic woman priest, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
IIRC That bishop (Danube river)was excommunicated, right?
However, Still, some bishops went on to
illicitlyinvalidly ordain two of those women as bishops
Who, exactly are "some bishops?"
Lesbian nuns becoming "priests"..Homosexual pederasts allowed to "transfer" instead of going to prison for a good beat down....
The Catholic Church allowed this and now is reaping what it has sown for the last 35-40 years of BS that it has allowed. I think that the church needs to go financially bankrupt (if that's even possible) in order to see the men and women that are truly called to serve.
Pious pronouncements about living for the next life and admonishments to the US and other "capitalists" about what they should give to the "poor" ring hypocritical when looking at the gold plated cathedrals, bloated bureaucracy that the church has become.
The new pope is trying to clean house but it'll take our lifetime to change and right the Roman Catholic church.
I'm a Catholic, I harbor no illusions that I am worthy to judge anybody but it saddens me to see what has become of the church. The evil being foisted on the church from libs, sexual deviants and criminals is a sight to see. Especially since it's mainly self inflicted.
Congratulations! Less than 25 posts before the obligatory Holiday Inn reference!
Well, of course she can call herself anything she wants to but the mass she "celebrates" is in her own mind and has no validity at all.
Se's also an apostate and a heretic.
"Boldly" implies courage. These women risk nothing, not even ridicule, from any source for their sacrilege. The press eats their stuff up, the liberal "Catholics" love them, and the Inquisition won't be burning them at the stake. The proper adverb would be "brazenly".
Looks like a lesbian.
If she doesn't believe the Church's teaching or doctrine, why is she calling herself a Roman Catholic? There are plenty of other interpretations and denominations to join that would celebrate her "lifestyle". But that would be boring, wouldn't it? That wouldn't be "standing out", would it? These people just want to show off, nothing more.
And my name is Santa Claus, I make toys in the North Pole. Care to dance?
So, they're dressed in rain ponchos?
And what is she holding up? A waffle?
And I am the King of Spain.
>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.
You're right...she could always go play priestitute at the ELCA or the ECUSA.
Is that like being a girly~man or a manly~girl or just a VickieGene Episcopal?
So she's holding up syrup in the glass?
Spoken like a true ignoramous. The Catholic Church has repeatedly condemned these renegade organizations who want to ordain women as priests. They in fact incur automatic excommunication from the Catholic Church when they pretend to be 'priests'.
As for the homosexual priests who abused Catholic boys, the "Church" did not allow this either, at least not the real Church. A few Cardinals/Bishops tried to cover it up to protect the Church from calumniation and media assassination and the attornies of the abused boys, (who are 'Officials of the Court' and bound by law to report these incidences at a time when the Church was not), were only too happy to accept money as full compensation for the crimes and not report them to the police. It was covered up all around, BY EVERYBODY, which was wrong, dead wrong.
But those who care to learn or understand what the Catholic Church teaches and has always taught regarding the ordination of homosexual perverts to the priesthood will know that gays are officially prohobited from ordination by the Vatican. It's also important to understand that the Catholic Church in America is largely led by renegade, LIBERAL Bishops who snub Vatican authority with regularity.
The Pope could no more stop these queers from slipping into the priesthood than President Bush can stop homosexual-pedophile teachers from getting certified and then abusing children. (By the way, American school teachers have a far, far higher rate of sexual abuse of children than did the Church have). The Church debacle has caused a full clean out of the problem, at least for now. Meanwhile, sexual abuse of children is still rampant in America from coast to coast, on a much greater scale than what happened in the Church; but mindless bigots like you just don't get it.
According to their web site:
"We love our family, the Catholic Church. We fully accept the authority of the Pope. We respect his personal integrity as an outstanding spiritual leader. But we are convinced that the Pope and his advisors in Rome are making a serious mistake by dismissing women as priests. We feel obliged in conscience to make our carefully considered reasons known."
These people just want to show off, nothing more.
You're right, of course. Notice from the above article that ......
"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."
If you can stomach it, here is a link to their web site:
Bring back the Inquisition! :
[Tongue in cheek] I agree with you.
I grew up with Catholic priests, got served by Catholic priests, have seen over twenty of my friends ordinations as Catholic priests, I even pray for Catholic priests... you... are no Catholic priest.
Yes, it is half of an Eggo waffle. Can't you hear the other lady saying, "Hey, let go of my Eggo!"
What I find truly sad is how many baptized and (allegedly) practicing Roman Catholics this woman has encouraging this fraud, thinking in their own minds that they are receiving Holy Communion instead of nothing more than an ordinary waffle, or whatever it is being held there in the picture. Bad enough individuals wish to decide their own practices, but when *regular folk* allow themselves to be corrupted in this manner, such a shame.
I don't know what she's hearing, but I am doubtful it is God.