Skip to comments.“We Are Church” Movement Leader Is “Shocked” by Her Excommunication
Posted on 05/22/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
Martha Holzer, a senior leader in the dissident Catholic group We Are Church, is shocked that Pope Francis has taken the extraordinary step of excommunicating her and her husband Gert.
Pope Francis took this action after the pair simulated the Massthat is, they regularly took part in private Eucharistic celebrations at her home with no priest present. The Church considers the simulation of the Mass a delictum gravius, or grave delict.
We Are Church, which has members in more than 20 countries, is notorious for its disregard for the priesthoodinsisting, as they do, that all participate in the priesthood of all believers and that both men and women should be ordained to the ministerial priesthood.
Here in the United States, We Are Churchs member organizations are a Whos Who of dissident groups including the American Catholic Council, Call To Action, Catholics Speak Out, Corpus, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, PaxChristi/Maine, the Womens Ordination Conference, and others.
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I read this over on Fr. Z’s cite. Pope Francis seems to be finding his way as Pope. His off the cuff remarks cause confusion, particularly when the MSM puts their spin on it. One thing I have seen constantly from him, he talks of satan still active in the world seducing humanity and he is solid on the Priestly ordination is not open for woman. This is the 2nd bomb on this question today that I have read, one American woman in Chicago I believe and now this one in Austria.
In flagrante delicto gravius.
“As often as you do this, do it in remembrance of Me.”
My wife and I take communion at home. It is open to all Christian believers and does not require a priest, pastor, or anybody else some church organization deems a “special” Christian.
One can hardly blame Catholics for not wanting/needing/trusting priests. This couple will soon find that the Lord has in fact set them free to worship Him directly since He is our only high priest.
Well done for the Pope, maybe he is not such a panzy as he seems to be. Now he just needs to excommunicate pro-abort Catholics.
They don’t come from your angle of hatred against catholic priests. They want all to actually be catholic priests.
“He just needs to excommunicate pro-abort Catholics.”
He should start with the politicians and work his way down.I would pay good money to see Pelosi’s face when she got hers.
Harry couldn’t care less,he’s a Mormon.
One who persists in heresy ought not be “shocked” when the boom is lowered. Doesn’t happen often enough, though.
Excommunicate him from the human race then.
these kooks only call themselves “Catholic” for the media attention. lady, start your own church, call yourself a “priestess,” dance around a liberty tree, and celebrate whatever “sacraments” you want
However, this woman and her husband profess to be Catholics, and insist that they are Catholic, despite flouting the tenets and doctrines of the Church.
They are the ones demanding to be "special Catholics". You do not have to be Catholic to be a Christian, and if they were simply "Christian believers", there would be no problem with the Pope. If they also just had their "Masses" in private, at home, then odds are the Pope would never find out about it, and problem solved.
There's nothing wrong with "activating" for Church reforms according to your beliefs, but actions have consequences. Why do they want to be Catholic, when they feel the doctrines are wrong? Much easier to join another Church, or be your own Church - both viable options, surely! You just can't be your own Catholic Church...simple!
Run that by us one more time?... Explain.
re: “BS. The “Lord” hasn’t done a damned thing since creating the universe.”
God bless Pope Francis.
There are Protestant churches that believe this. The honest thing would have been to go join one of those and quit misappropriating the Catholic label.