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  • Pope Francis contemplates appointing a female cardinal

    09/27/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 150 replies
    el país ^ | 9-23-2013 | Juan Arias
    It’s not a joke. It’s something that Pope Francis has thought about before: naming a woman cardinal. Those who know the pope, both before and after he took over from Ratzinger, say that the first Jesuit pontiff is not only surprising people with his comments, but also with his actions. And this has been happening throughout his first six months in the role.Those who think that Francis – who has all the simplicity of a parish priest – is a naďve man are wrong. This pope isn’t an ordinary pope. He has come to St. Peter’s with concrete plans for...
  • SBC probes Planned Parenthood ties

    06/11/2013 4:21:03 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 12 replies
    ABP News ^ | June 11, 2013 | Bob Allen
    Southern Baptist Convention leaders have been asked to consider removing a Texas church that supports a local chapter of Planned Parenthood of America. Messengers to the 2013 SBC annual meeting in Houston voted June 11 to refer a motion to the SBC Executive Committee to sever ties with Lakeshore Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, for active support of “the abortion provider Planned Parenthood.” Dorisanne Cooper Pastor Dorisanne Cooper said Lakeshore Baptist Church already withdrew from the SBC 12 years ago and notified convention leadership at the time. “The church felt that the leadership and direction of the SBC were increasingly...
  • Leading Jesuit college sacks dissident professor

    03/08/2012 5:19:42 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies
    UCA News ^ | March 7, 2012 | Monica Brady-Myerov
    Several students are protesting the decision by Boston College to not renew the contract of an adjunct professor in its School of Theology and Ministry who has openly questioned why the Catholic church won’t ordain women.The Boston College mission statement on its website talks about the Jesuit foundation of the school that makes it unique. It reads: “No other institution so explicitly embodies the fundamental human desire to know.”But after Father John Shea, a professor of pastoral care and counseling, asked church leaders for a theological explanation for why women are not being ordained to the priesthood of the...
  • Can a dog receive communion?

    07/22/2010 5:04:16 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 30 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Jul 22 2010 | Noor Javed
    Can a dog receive communion?Embarrassed reverend says it won’t happen again St. Peter’s Anglican Church has long been known as an open and inclusive place. So open, it seems, they won’t turn anyone away. Not even a dog. That’s how a blessed canine ended up receiving communion from interim priest Rev. Marguerite Rea during a morning service the last Sunday in June. According to those in attendance at the historical church at 188 Carlton St. in downtown Toronto, it was a spontaneous gesture, one intended to make both the dog and its owner – a first timer at the church...
  • Gabriella Marina Gonzalez Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook (Clockwork Orange meets New World Order)

    04/13/2010 7:38:49 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 5 replies · 520+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 12th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Post Apocalyptic New World Order of Fashion: Gabriella Marina Gonzalez, the Cuban-American designer based in London, who participated in her first fashion show at the age of 17, shows off her latest interesting and intriguing creations in her Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook, which seems to herald a syncretic mixture of Clockwork Orange meets leather straps and other sorts of leather appendages and accessories merged with Soylent Green High Alpha Priestess amongst the denuded post-apocalyptic British landscape.
  • God "Rejoices" over Abortions Says Episcopal Priestess

    06/25/2009 1:13:16 AM PDT · by topher · 40 replies · 1,348+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Wednesday June 24, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    Wednesday June 24, 2009 God "Rejoices" over Abortions Says Episcopal Priestess By Peter J. Smith DENVER, Colorado, June 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Episcopal Church has to clarify God's official position on abortion - at least so says a priestess of the church, who claims that a proposed rite for post-abortive women conflicts with church theology and that the Deity "rejoices" when women elect to abort their children. Rev. Nina Churchman wrote a letter to Episcopal Life Online expressing her outrage upon learning that her church has developed a healing rite for post-abortion women sorrowful over their abortion that...
  • There Can be No Women 'Priests' in the Catholic Church

    08/05/2008 4:14:05 PM PDT · by tcg · 22 replies · 54+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/6/08 | Sandro Magister
    In commenting on the decree in "L'Osservatore Romano" of June 1, the secretary of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith at the time, Archbishop Angelo Amato – now prefect of the congregation for the causes of saints – explained the decision to issue it as follows: "There have been individual episodes of so-called ordinations of women in various areas of the world. Moreover, the general decree is an instrument of assistance for the bishops, to ensure a uniform response from the whole Church in the face of these situations." In effect, the instance in Saint Louis is only...
  • Does this really help the priestette movement? (#32 prepping for her [phony] ordination)

    07/31/2008 8:40:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 108+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | July 30, 2008 | Carl Olson
    From the Herald-Ledger (Kentucky), the story of a woman "to be ordained a priest." Of course, she isn't. But, hey, that's only because the Catholic Church says so, which ignores her fantasies, emotions, and ideological convictions: As a young girl growing up in Milwaukee, Janice Sevre-Duszynska often fantasized about becoming a priest ... “I’d sit in the priest’s chair, go to the pulpit, make believe I was preaching and giving communion,” she said. “I thought, ‘Why couldn’t I be up here?’” ... In 1998, she disrupted the ordination of a Lexington priest at the Cathedral of Christ the King by...
  • Today's Priestess (Fall Fashion Catalog) [Humor]

    07/31/2008 9:33:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 221+ views
    CMR ^ | July 30, 2008 | Patrick Archbold
    I love when received the Fall Fashion catalogs. Land's End, J. Peterman, American Eagle. Love them. Can't afford them, but I can look. Imagine my horror when received the Fall Catalog for the Roman Catholic WomynPriests.Although, I am considering buying the hats. P.S. Be sure to check out Red [Erin Manning] Cardigan's brilliant song parody The Priestess Connection.
  • Priestesses a no-show (at STL Church tribunal)

    12/07/2007 7:32:11 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 266+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | December 6, 2007 | Gerald Augustinus
    Photo: Jennifer Silverberg From the Riverfront Times blog Immediately after being ordained on November 11 as part of the Roman Catholic Womenpriest Program, Hudson and McGrath were greeted by a special process server in the lobby of the Central Reform Congregation. That would be the same process server who, six days before their ordination, delivered the women the official word that they would be automatically excommunicated by going through with their planned ordination. This time the process server appeared with a letter from the archbishop stating that Hudson and McGrath were “summoned” to appear “personally before [him]” at 10...
  • Stealth Priestess in Jackson, Miss?

    10/24/2007 1:15:26 PM PDT · by DogwoodSouth · 4 replies · 108+ views
    Laity empowered by a supposed priest shortage. The argument is flawed. The proportion of priests to people has detiorated a bit in the last forty years but nothing like as much as the proponents of lay involvement would have you believe.
  • Canadian woman to be 'ordained' a Catholic priest

    05/05/2007 2:26:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 534+ views
    Sudbury Star ^ | May 4, 2007
    - A Sudbury woman will take her struggle for what she calls equality for women in the Catholic Church to a new level May 27. Marie Bouclin says she will be one of three women who will be ordained Roman Catholic priests in Toronto in a ceremony that will not be recognized by the church. "My gesture is a justice issue. I am passionate about my faith and I want it to survive," Bouclin said. "I see a wide gap between the teachings of the Gospel and the legalism of the current church leadership. I want to help renew the...
  • Worst liturgical abuse in the world

    02/23/2007 7:02:52 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 8 replies · 391+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 23 February 2007 | Gillibrand
    Carnival stealth priestess in the Church of St Francis in Wels "celebrates" Carnival last Tuesday with Communion from the tabernacle. The Church were the servers wear tiaras and the ministers funny hats
  • The Ancient Girl With The Golden Eye: 5,000 Year Old Priestess Found

    02/21/2007 2:40:41 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,213+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-12-2007
    The ancient girl with the golden eye: 5,000 year old priestess found Last updated at 14:21pm on 21st February 2007 The body of a strikingly tall 5,000-year-old woman with an artificial golden eye has been discovered in Iran. Archaeologists said the woman was a female soothsayer or priestess and would have transfixed those around her with her eyeball, making them believe she had occult powers and could see into the future. The 25-30-year old Persian woman, who was almost 6 feet tall, was also buried with an ornate bronze hand mirror so she could check her startling appearance. Italian and...
  • From the Anglican Desk (regarding ordination of former RC priestess as bishop)

    08/19/2006 5:14:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 541+ views
    WITL ^ | August 18, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    In case you haven't been keeping up -- and, as it's August, who could blame you? -- the Anglican Communion is still doing its utmost to make the Catholic conversation look civil and decent by comparison. As plans develop for the early November inaugural of Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori, the latest developments have a representative of archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams slated to meet in New York with six bishops of the Episcopal church (four dissidents, the PB and PB-elect), a Virginia cleric ordained under the aegis of the church of Nigeria (with the blessing of the conservative...
  • Questions, answers on ‘ordination’ ceremony

    07/30/2006 1:49:32 PM PDT · by Cavalcabo · 53 replies · 785+ views
    What is the ceremony that will take place on July 31? According to an organization called “Roman Catholic Womenpriests,” a ceremony will take place on the rivers of Pittsburgh on July 31 that is represented to be an “ordination” to the priesthood. Among those taking part in the ceremony is Joan Houk, currently a parishioner at St. Alexis Parish in Wexford. What is Roman Catholic Womenpriests? It is a group founded in Germany that in June 2002 had excommunicated Argentine Bishop Romulo Braschi, founder of the schismatic Catholic-Apostolic Charismatic Church of Jesus the King, conduct an ordination ritual for seven...
  • Making a stand for women priests (Archdiocesan official quits, saying she was ordained a priest)

    07/28/2006 8:20:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 1,046+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2006 | Michael Paulson
    A department head at the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has resigned her post after revealing that she had secretly participated in a ceremony last year in which she says she was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.Jean Marie Marchant, who for the last four years has been director of healthcare ministry for the archdiocese, offered her resignation to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley in a letter last week in which she said that a year ago, using a pseudonym, she had been among nine women who had participated in an ordination ceremony on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada. That group,...
  • Claudia C. Kalis: Ordination Has Lost Its Meaning [ECUSA, women in the priesthood]

    12/01/2004 7:57:52 AM PST · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 438+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 12/01/2004 | The Rev. Claudia C. Kalis
    I entered seminary in 1977 with no expectation of ever being ordained to the priesthood. I went to seminary to grow in my knowledge and love of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I longed for my life to be more fully molded and shaped into my Lord’s image and to grow in my willingness and ability to surrender and submit all that I am and all that I have to his call upon my life.My bishop at the time was supportive of ordination of women. I was not. For me, ordination was not, and never was, meant to be...
  • So A Priest Walks Into A Bar (Sex and the Single Episcopalian Priestess)

    07/24/2003 11:06:34 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 57 replies · 827+ views
    Salon ^ | July 23, 2003 | Astrid Storm
    So a priest walks into a bar I'm young, female and I wear a white collar. Dating can be a living hell. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Astrid Storm July 23, 2003 | Just picture the personal ad: "Young, single priest seeks man with whom to transcend the ordinariness of everyday existence and share in heavenly communion." But posting online wouldn't be the best career move: If my parishioners Googled me and found a sexy picture alongside a list of my physical attributes, they would probably find it hard to stay focused...