Skip to comments.Catholic reaction prompts relocation of fauxdination (of wymin priestess)
Posted on 05/30/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT by NYer
Yesterday I posted an ACTION ITEM! for your kind attention, a poll on a Michigan media site (please go an vote!) about an upcoming fauxdination of a woman that was to take place at a Congregration Church. You could tell how the paper/site was biased in favor of this offensive fake ordination.
Our own eagle-eyed Elizabeth D, frequent commentatrix here, saw this followup story:
Harassment forces relocation of Womenpriest ordination Saturday
THREE OAKS, MI — Lillian Lewis, who is to be ordained [nope] as a priest [nope] Saturday by a dissident [yep] Catholic group, says harassing phone calls have forced relocation of the ceremony. [HUZZAH! But... harassing? *ring* "Hello, this is First Congregational, How may I direct your call?"... "Good morning. I'm Catholic and I strongly object to your hosting the fake ordination of a woman. This is an offense to all Catholics and harmful to ecumenical dialogue."... "You are harassing us!" ... "No, I am only calling you to tell in a civil manner you that I am offended. I ask you not to host this insulting event." ... *click*]
The event originally was to be held at the First Congregational Church in Three Oaks, where Lewis resides.
Lewis, 75, said she is moving the ceremony to her home because “Catholics have been harassing the (Congregational) parish and they were harassing me to such an extent that I had to take it seriously.”
She called the harassment “mean-spirited and vituperous.” [*ring* "Hello." ... "I'm Catholic and I think that this fake ordination is an offense." ... "You are mean-spirited!" ... "I am merely telling you, who wrongly aspire to be a priest, which is impossible, that you are about to commit a grave sin by an action that is offensive. I pray and wish for every good thing for you, and in charity I ask you not do this thing."... "You are vituperous!" ... "Even if 'vituperous' were a word in the English language", I would not be put off by your name-calling. I ask you, in charity, to reconsider this terrible plan. Have a blessed day." *click*]
A man who answered the phone at First Congregational Church told a Kalamazoo Gazette reporter the church “has been been receiving theatening and harassing calls because of the media circus.” He hung up before giving his name. [Well... that's a good source.]
Lewis, 75, a longtime Catholic who worked 25 years as a pastoral associate for Catholic congregations in the Chicago area, [figures] is being ordained [nope] by Joan Houk, a bishop [nope] of Roman Catholic Womenpriests. The dissident Catholic group was founded in Germany in 2002 as a reaction against the Catholic ban [Jesus's ban] against women priests.
Bishop Paul Bradley of the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo is warning Catholics not to participate in Saturday’s ceremony Saturday.
In a two-page letter inserted in the weekly newsletter distributed at Catholic Masses over the weekend, Bradley strongly criticized the upcoming event as one that will “undermine the unity of the Church.” (Click here for a pdf of Bradley’s letter.)
The letter does not name Lewis, but says she [I thought she wasn't named...] and direct participants in the ordination will be excommunicated, and those who “give witness and encouragement to this fundamental break with the unity of the people of God place themselves outside of the full community with the Church.”
“Bishop Bradley got his wish,” Lewis said Thursday about the harassment. [Notice how the "reportrix" simply accepts the assertion that there was "harassment". What a pro!]
This is, at least, a step in the right direction for that Congregational “Church” (more precisely “eccesial community” – HERE). If the wywyn want to play dress-up, let them do so at home.
Do not miss the comment by votefassino, below.
In the follow-up story on the news website, a commenter named Robbie Sims came forward and stated that he was the quoted man at the Congregational church who answered the call from the news station. He claims that, in fact, there was *no* Catholic harassment of the church and that the news station in deliberately manipulating the story to drive an anti-Catholic narrative. Heres his full comment:
I am that man who answered the Phone Call from the Gazette. In all fairness not all the calls were not from people claiming to be Concerned Catholics. We received many calls from persons claiming to be from other faiths. Many were prank phone calls because the location of the ordination was published by the media. Many calls were mean spirited and threatening. This is not Catholic Terrorism as stated by Ms. Lewis in a quote on todays 5 PM edition of WWMTs News Program. Eventually after unplugging the Church phone, protesters located my unlisted Phone number from my business webpage. We have not had one Catholic Protester intrude on our property today. WWMT and WOOD were the only people who insisted on filming our property, even when we asked them not too. Thank you Ms. Lewis for pulling your event from our facility.
Click on the “ACTION ITEM” above to see how the voting is trending and cast your own vote. Ping!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Lewis, 75, a longtime Catholic [in name only]...
There. Fixed a few FR Z missed.
Ah, Three Oaks, MI, NOT Royal Oaks, MI, the home dioces of Msgr. Charles Edward Coughlin, commonly known as Father Coughlin, (October 25, 1891 October 27, 1979) was a controversial Roman Catholic priest at Royal Oak, Michigan’s National Shrine of the Little Flower church.
Fr Russell did not speak well of Fr. Coughlin in his 20th American History class at St. Joe.
Do you support Three Oaks woman in her attempt to be a Catholic priest?
Absolutely not. She deserves to be excommunicated for defying church rules.
45.63% (3,706 votes)
Lewis is right: The real outrage is not her actions, but the Catholic stance on women.
27.21% (2,210 votes)
Churches get to set their own rules. If Lewis doesn’t like those rules, she should choose another church.
15.3% (1,243 votes)
I think Catholics should allow women priests, but Lewis is going about this the wrong way.
11.86% (963 votes)
Total Votes: 8,122
Notice a pattern? All of these "wanna be priests" are 60 and above.
Thank you for voting!
Absolutely not. She deserves to be excommunicated for defying church rules. 44.51% (3,772 votes)
Lewis is right: The real outrage is not her actions, but the Catholic stance on women. 27.87% (2,362 votes)
Churches get to set their own rules. If Lewis doesn’t like those rules, she should choose another church. 14.8% (1,254 votes)
I think Catholics should allow women priests, but Lewis is going about this the wrong way. 13% (1,087 votes)
Total Votes: 8,475
Yes, imho, Vatican II and the infiltration of communists.
**Bishop Paul Bradley of the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo is warning Catholics not to participate in Saturdays ceremony Saturday.**
Way to go, Bishop Paul Bradley.
Absolutely not. She deserves to be excommunicated for defying church rules. 42.75% (3,959 votes)
Lewis is right: The real outrage is not her actions, but the Catholic stance on women. 28.77% (2,664 votes)
I think Catholics should allow women priests, but Lewis is going about this the wrong way. 14.62% (1,354 votes)
Churches get to set their own rules. If Lewis doesn’t like those rules, she should choose another church. 13.86% (1,283 votes)
Total Votes: 9,260
Maybe she should hang up her faux Catholic priest vestments and become a Protestant. They have OODLES of women ministers. They wear minister robes.
If they want to be priestesses so badly, why do these proud and arrogant women not become Episcopalian? Same service, better language, usually better architecture. They’re all about wymin and gays.
Yep. The flower children are flower senior citizens.