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    12/14/2015 3:14:30 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 24 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every Obama event somehow has to offend Christians and Jews. Could Obama pull it off for Chanukah? Yes, he could. I already wrote about Susan Talve's bizarre pre-Menorah lighting rant at the White House Chanukah party. Then, not satisfied with having made a disgrace of the Chanukah ceremony, Susan Talve declared, "I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia and Homophobia and Transphobia." Talve babbled about insuring "justice for Palestinians" and began gleefully chanting, "Ins'Allah, Ins'Allah". Or "Allah Willing".
  • Dear Ms. Walker: You Are Not a Priest (another female ordination)

    01/10/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by NYer · 95 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kathy SCHIFFER
    On Saturday, January 3 in Kansas City, Georgia Walker attempted to do what no woman had done before:  She tried to become a Roman Catholic priest.And she’s got the pictures to prove it:  Georgia smiling, arms raised in triumph, vested in red and white, processing down the aisle at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church.  Her friend, “Bishop” Bridget Mary Meehan, smiles proudly at her side.  Attending the ceremony were members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a group of similarly deluded women who imagine themselves to be ordained.Here’s the thing, though:  WOMEN CAN’T BE PRIESTS.No, really!  Women...
  • Pontifical Council For Culture Supports Women Priests? -- The "Erotic Buddhist", Whom Francis...

    11/11/2014 8:54:13 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/10/14 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) The Pontifical Council for Culture is preparing an "opening" towards women priests? Pablo d'Ors, appointed papal Consultor of the Council for Culture since July, 1st, is convinced of a realignment. "While orthodox Church representatives are being kicked out from the Vatican, heretics are being brought in," said Messa in Latino about the Spanish priest, novelist and "Zen Buddhist" and his interview in the daily newspaper La Repubblica . The Pontifical Council for Cultural, headed by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, seems to deal not only with culture and sports, but also with the Doctrine of the Faith, and ground filled with...
  • Fishwraps latest tacky move

    05/22/2014 3:55:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 22, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) tested new depths of tacky today. They published, on the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, a piece by the excommunicated “lady tambourine ‘priest‘“ (perhaps you recall the Bob Dylan parody song HERE), who – completely deluded – thinks that wymyn have really made progress, along with their tens of followers.This on the heels of publishing an editorial that climate change is the Church’s #1 pro-life issue and that “no sin is more heartless” than not caring for the environment. Good grief.Simply publishing such rubbish from an excommunicated woman, faking...
  • Papyrus Referring to Jesus Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

    04/10/2014 1:54:14 PM PDT · by mojito · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 4/10/2014 | Laurie Goodstein
    A faded fragment of papyrus known as the Gospel of Jesuss Wife, which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School historian in 2012, has been tested by scientists who conclude in a journal published on Thursday that the ink and papyrus are very likely ancient, and not a modern forgery. Skepticism about the tiny scrap of papyrus has been fierce because it contained a phrase never before seen in any piece of Scripture: Jesus said to them, My wife... Too convenient for some, it also contained the words she will be able to be my disciple,...
  • Jimmy Carter: When They See That PopeSay Women Cant Serve As Priests

    03/24/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 10:54 AM | Susan Jones
    The existing abuse of females is the worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth, says former President Jimmy Carter, who is making the rounds of various news shows to promote his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.Carterrepeating something hes stated previouslysaid the abuse is indirectly derived from the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. But when they see that the pope, and the Southern Baptist Convention and others say that women cant serve as...
  • Forget priests, lets have some female NFL coaches

    08/02/2013 10:55:30 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 13 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | John David Powell
    Since becoming the head guy in The Vatican (, Pope Francis has pulled a bigger beach crowd than the Rolling Stones (, walked through slums, and washed and kissed the feet of prisoners. He even slummed it on his flight out of Rio by talking with reporters covering his trip, but he didnt wash or kiss their feet. And even though he came out and said it is not his place to judge a gay person who accepts the Lord and has goodwill, there are plenty of women who think he should have said something for the ladies in the...
  • Women-priest fakers allow Protestants [UCC] to define who Catholics are. There must be consequences.

    04/28/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 185 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 4/28/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    When anti-Catholic ecumenical atrocities take place, Catholic bishops should act.Here is an example which calls for consequences.From WTAX in Kentucky: Kentucky woman ordained as priest in defiance of Roman Catholic Church [Note either the carelessness or the bias? She was notordained as anything.]By Mary WisniewskiLOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) In an emotional ceremony filled with tears and applause, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman was ordained a priest [No. She went through a fake ceremony.] on Saturday as part of a dissident group operating outside of official Roman Catholic Church authority. [Liberals often use the word When anti-Catholic ecumenical atrocities take place, Catholic...
  • Poll: Majority of U.S. Catholics favor change

    03/15/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 94 replies ^ | 2013/03/11 | Carol Morello and Peyton M. Craighill
    A majority of American Roman Catholics consider the church out of touch with their views... The new poll shows a greater yearning for change than when Benedict became pope in 2005. At about the time he was selected, fully half of American Catholics wanted the church to stick with its traditional policies; now, 38 percent say so... The Post-ABC poll finds 55 percent of Catholics opposing the ban on married priests, while 58 percent oppose the prohibition on female priests. About a third say they want to keep the priesthood male and unmarried.
  • The Catholic Lefts Latest Call for the Ordination of Women

    01/01/2013 9:10:46 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 31, 2012 | Kenneth D. Whitehead
    In early December the independent and very liberal National Catholic Reporter weekly newspaper published a long, carefully reasoned editorial declaring that “The Ordination of Women Would Correct an Injustice.” If the Church were deliberately perpetrating an injustice in the matter of ordination, of course, it would be a serious matter. The NCR editorial was a response to the earlier “excommunication, dismissal, and laicization” of Roy Bourgeois, who as a Maryknoll priest had long and defiantly—and in spite of numerous warnings—engaged in what was officially described as a “campaign against the teachings of the Catholic Church”—he repeatedly and obstinately engaged in...
  • 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...
  • Controversial priest takes on Vatican (radical leftist dissenter supports womynprysts)

    09/01/2011 2:26:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    KSN ^ | 8/31/11
    WICHITA, Kansas -- He came to fame as a passionate political activist. For years, Father Roy Bourgeois has tried to shut down the School of the Americas in Columbus, Georgia. He and his thousands of supporters claim it trains Latin American soldiers to defend American backed governments. But in more recent years, Bourgeois has taken on a new target, the Vatican. "Sexism is racism," said Bourgeois on a visit to the Wichita area this week. He is a staunch supporter to have women ordained as Catholic priests. "God created men and women of equal worth and dignity," said Bourgeois. "There's...
  • Iowa City woman seeks ordination, but wants to remain Catholic

    05/27/2010 1:09:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies · 487+ views
    The Catholic Church wont be celebrating one Iowa City residents ordination next month. In fact, neither the Diocese of Davenport nor the Vatican will even acknowledge Mary Kay Kusners ordination through a group called Roman Catholic Womenpriests. That lack of institutional acknowledgment keeps Kusner, 50, motivated as she prepares for ordination by a group called Roman Catholic Womenpriests. I believe Christs intention was to have an inclusive church, Kusner said. I believe catholic, which means universal, needs to be a truly inclusive and welcoming church. Such a church, she said, would include the ordination of women. Kusner, a self-described devout...
  • Barbie Gets Ordained, and Has the Smells-and-Bells Wardrobe to Match

    04/06/2010 7:01:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies · 838+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/5/10 | Leanne Larmondin
    (RNS) With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling: as a second-career Episcopal priest. The 11.5-inch-tall fictional graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., has donned a cassock and surplice and is rector at St. Barbaras-by-the-Sea in (where else?) Malibu, Calif. She arrived at the church fully accessorized, as is Barbies custom. Her impeccably tailored ecclesiastical vestments include various colored chasubles (the sleeveless vestments worn at Mass) for every liturgical season, black clergy shirt with white collar, neat skirt and heels, a laptop with prepared...
  • Event explores topic of women as ordained Catholic priests

    02/01/2010 12:31:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 501+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/1/10 | Jennifer Garza
    To parishioners in her small Sacramento congregation, Elizabeth English is their Catholic priest: She presides over their Sunday Mass, leads them during Communion and baptizes their babies. To the Roman Catholic Church, English symbolizes a topic that church leaders consider closed: the ordination of women priests. English left the Roman Catholic Church five years ago to pursue her calling to the priesthood. She is now a priest in the Independent Catholic Church, a group not recognized by the Vatican. She is the only female Catholic priest in the Sacramento region. "I had to leave the church; there was no place...
  • Canadian Bishops Inviting Dissent

    10/05/2009 12:11:17 PM PDT · by Paycheck · 200+ views
    Socon or Bust ^ | October 5, 2009 | John Pacheco
    Late last week, the Canadian Bishops posted a news item on their website entitled Professor Richard R. Gaillardetz responds to attacks. The source of these attacks was a collection of credible critiques which I posted on Socon or Bust of Dr. Gaillardetzs theological and moral positions at variance with Catholic teaching and pastoral practice. This theologian has been asked by the Cdn. Conf. of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to speak at its plenary session this Oct.19-23. You can read the CCCB communication and Dr. Gaillardetzs letter in response here:,eng/ ...
  • The campaign for Catholic women priests: 'stealth priestesses' break cover

    09/19/2009 3:28:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,049+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 16, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    Chris Gillibrand of Cathcon has this picture of the “pastoral team” of a parish in Linz, Austria, a diocese where crypto-Protestant liberal priests disguise their women friends as ordained clergy. The woman on the right is dressed in a garment clearly indicating that she is a deacon. In fact – no offence – she is no more a Catholic deacon than the MacBook on which I’m writing this post. Women masquerading as ordained Catholic clergy in Linz “Stealth priestesses” is the way these ladies are described by their opponents (ie, orthodox Catholics). The use of the word “priestess” might seem...
  • Participants in pseudo-ordination excommunicated, Cardinal Rigali announces

    04/28/2009 6:28:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 699+ views
    CNA ^ | April 28, 2009
    A Womenpriest's "ordination" ceremony on the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2005 Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 28, 2009 / 03:42 am (CNA).- Saying it was most unfortunate that the invalid ceremony took place within his archdiocese, Archbishop of Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali has said that those who participated in a pseudo-Ordination of two women on Sunday have been automatically excommunicated by their act. Cardinal Rigali said those who presented themselves for supposed ordination as well as those who falsely claim to ordain them have been excommunicated. On Sunday a self-professed bishop from South Africa named Patricia Fresen and a female bishop...
  • About James Carroll's "witty disposal" of the Church's stance...... on women's ordination

    04/23/2009 10:11:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 556+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | April 23, 2009 | Carl Olson
    Rich Harlow, writing in The Boston Globe, revels in the wit and wisdom of former Catholic priest, James Carroll, whose new book, Practicing Catholic, apparently could have been titled Practicing, Part-time Catholic: "Practicing Catholic" could just as easily have been titled "Conscience of a (Theological) Liberal." It distills its religious outlook from its author's personal history: his Catholic youth, ordination, his excitement over Vatican II's reforms and disillusion with the church's backpedaling therefrom, and finally his decision to trade the priest's collar for the writer's pen. As a Catholic of Carroll's persuasion, I find the intellectual ammo he brings to...
  • US priest gets 30 days to recant over women's ordination

    11/12/2008 2:31:29 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 584+ views
    Cath News ^ | November 13, 2008
    The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has given American Maryknoll priest Fr Roy Bourgeois 30 days to recant his support for the ordination of women or face excommunication. The threat is revealed in a letter from Fr Bourgeois to the CDF distributed via an email from his lawyer Bill Quigley, National Catholic Reporter says. According to Bourgeois' letter, which is dated November 7, the congregation has given the priest 30 days to recant his "belief and public statements that support the ordination of women in our Church, or (he) will be excommunicated." The letter indicates that Fr Bourgeois...
  • Wacky wymynpryst wannabes wend way to Wome by Father Z

    10/16/2008 12:05:08 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 280+ views ^ | 16 October 2008 | Fr. Z
    Wacky wymynpryst wannabes wend way to Wome CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 11:27 am This just in from AP: Catholic women march in Rome for female priesthood By ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Associated Press WriterWed Oct 15, 12:23 PM ET Catholic women seeking to become priests denounced the churchs ban on female ordination as sexist and unjust, bringing their campaign close to the Vatican on Wednesday during a worldwide gathering of bishops. [LOL! Er.. um I mean Gosh! How sad.] The small group of women representing Catholic organizations from around the world marched across the Tiber River close to St....
  • Excommunication for female 'ordination' (CDF decree has changed Canon Law)

    05/30/2008 10:40:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 80+ views
    In The Light of the Law ^ | May 30, 2008 | Edward N. Peters, JD, JCD
    As I pointed out some time ago (scroll to 6 July 2005), the 1983 Code does not levy excommunication on those who simulate the conferral and reception of holy orders on women. Canon 1378 excommunicates non-priests who simulate Eucharist and confession, and Canon 1379 imposes "a just penalty" on those who simulate the other sacraments (such as holy Orders), but neither canon directly excommunicates those who simulate holy Orders. The excommunications that have been applied in some cases of female 'ordination' have been imposed in virtue of a combination of other canons (e.g., Abp. Burke's model action in March...
  • Vatican decrees excommunication for participation in 'ordination' of women (more specifics)

    05/29/2008 1:05:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 120+ views
    CNA ^ | May 29, 2008
    Vatican City, May 29, 2008 / 02:29 pm (CNA).- The Vatican declared today that any women who attempt ordination or any bishops who attempt to ordain women are automatically excommunicated from the Church by their actions. The decree from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is said to be absolute, universal and immediately effective.The decree which was published in the Vatican daily, LOsservatore Romano, comes in the wake of several women attempting to be ordained as Catholic priests.The most recent attempt to ordain a woman occurred on May 4 in Winona, Minnesota when Kathy Redig, participated in...

    05/29/2008 10:39:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 247+ views
    AGI ^ | May 29, 2008
    (AGI) - Vatican City, May 29 - A woman being consecrated as priest besides being invalid, automatically leads to the excommunication of the consecrating bishop and the consecrated woman. A decree issued by the Congregation for Religious Doctrine published today by the 'Osservatore Romano' establishes this. "The Congregation for Religious Doctrine, to protect the nature and validity of the sacrament of the holy order, in virtue of the special faculty to be consecrated by the supreme authority decrees that both the one trying to consecrate a woman in the holy order, and the woman who has tried to receive the...
  • Calgary woman becoming priest

    05/04/2008 1:47:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 107 replies · 100+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | May 4, 2008 | Graeme Morton
    On May 29, Monica Kilburn Smith of Calgary will be welcomed into the small worldwide community of female Roman Catholic priests.Her ordination ceremony will take place in a United Church in Victoria and, of course, will not be recognized by the global Roman Catholic Church. However, Kilburn Smith and local supporters of major reform within the world's largest Christian church say it will be one more small step in a campaign to bring up questions, start discussion, open eyes and, eventually, win hearts."Many Catholics, both women and men, have been working for change within the church for centuries," says Kilburn...
  • What old-guard feminists get wrong about Catholics

    04/28/2008 6:33:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 218 replies · 140+ views
    Dallas News ^ | April 27, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    In the run-up to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States, there was a tremendous display of unseriousness at the National Press Club, followed by a sacrilege at a nearby Washington, D.C., church. A misguided group called the Women's Ordination Conference held a protest – a press conference and an all-woman "Mass" at a local Methodist church. The group, as the name suggests, wants to see "the ordination of women as priests, deacons and bishops." Sadly, the group doesn't understand women or the Catholic Church. In a prepared statement, WOC executive director Aisha Taylor declared: "The failure to ordain...
  • Upcoming excommunication (in MN)

    04/15/2008 10:32:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 122+ views
    Cafeteria is Closed ^ | April 15, 2008 | Gerald Augustinus
    From the Winona Daily News: When Winona Bishop Bernard Harrington talks about Kathy Redig, he speaks of her great heart. He regards her as a great Christian person. Harrington praises her work as a chaplain at Community Memorial Hospital.And when he thinks of her upcoming ordination in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement a largely excommunicated group of women ordaining other women to the priesthood his mood changes. He calls the situation very, very sad. And pauses momentarily. She has chosen to make this decision, and I have to respond, Harrington said. My responsibility is as a shepherd...
  • Women Enter Priesthood in Defiance of RC Church (media prepping for papal visit alert!)

    04/11/2008 6:16:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 580+ views
    VOA ^ | April 10, 2008 | Jeff Swicord
    As Pope Benedict prepares to travel to the United States [arriving April 15th], he continues to uphold the church's long-standing tradition of not ordaining women as priests. Since July 2006, more than U.S. 20 women with the organization "Roman Catholic Womenpriests" have considered themselves ordained without church approval. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports on one woman in Sarasota,Florida, who says it is time for the church to openly accept women into the priesthood. Bridget Mary Meehan (r) Bridget Mary Meehan is one of 24 Roman Catholic women in the United States conducting mass in defiance of church doctrine.She describes her religious...
  • Luke Timothy Johnson "sometimes questions church authority"? (expose of conflict with Braxton)

    02/27/2008 8:24:12 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 661+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 27, 2008 | Carl Olson
    Dwight Yoakam, one of my favorite country artists, once penned a dry and rather funny number with Roger Miller titled, "It Only Hurts Me When I Cry" (on If There Was a Way, a fine album). It goes, in part, like so: The only time I feel the painIs in the sunshine or the rainAnd I don't feel no hurt at allUnless you count when teardrops fallI tell the truth 'cept when I lieAnd it only hurts me when I cry I mention it for two reasons. The first is that I really don't reference good country music enough on...
  • Independent Catholic parish (Sacramento CA) to ordain woman

    01/18/2008 7:32:48 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,153+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | January 17, 2008 | JENNIFER GARZA
    <p>Elizabeth English is a mother of two, a partner in a four-year relationship, a social worker. On Saturday, she will add one more title: Catholic priest.</p> <p>English is a member of a small, independent Catholic church that does not recognize papal authority and ordains women to the priesthood.</p>
  • Two Female Catholic Priests Conduct First Mass (coffee mugs down alert!)

    12/03/2007 7:41:06 AM PST · by NYer · 91 replies · 1,611+ views
    Mystl ^ | December 1, 2007
    Two Roman Catholic female priests who were recently ordained co-pastored their first mass Saturday night in the central west end.Rose Marie Hudson and Elsie McGrath led the service at the first Unitarian church of St. Louis.About one hundred people showed up.The service was held in the church's Hope Chapel.The pastor of the church says it was a fitting place for an event where hope and understanding were very much alive.The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize the ordination of Hudson and McGrath that was conducted by an organization called Roman Catholic Women Priests.
  • Women priests and their continuing battle

    11/20/2007 11:33:48 AM PST · by NYer · 58 replies · 57+ views
    Telegraph ^ | November 12, 2007 | Rebecca Fowler
    Women deacons at Bristol after their ordination in 1994 When the Rev Dr Jennifer Cooper was ordained at Bristol Cathedral a month ago, it was a moment of uncomplicated joy. "I was overwhelmed to be surrounded by so many people, sharing in this very powerful moment," she says. "I was finally going to fulfil my calling."On the surface, few ceremonies could offer more hope to a Church of England fighting for survival than an ordination. It is a sign of new life, at a time when Sunday attendance threatens to dip below a million. And, since the ordination of...
  • Archbishop moves to penalize two "Womenpriests"

    11/13/2007 5:42:48 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | November 12, 2007
    ST. LOUIS: Two women who made Roman Catholic religious history say they are ready to be the new face of the priesthood, even as Archbishop Raymond Burke moved to formally penalize them for violating church law.Rose Marie Dunn Hudson, 67, and Elsie Hainz McGrath, 69, were ordained Sunday as Roman Catholic Womenpriests, a reform movement begun in 2002.The movement defies church doctrine that reserves ordination of priests and deacons to only men as unjust and discriminatory."After all these years, it's a great feeling to be a priest," Hudson said Monday.She and McGrath will co-pastor a faith community starting Dec. 1...
  • Cheering crowd attends disputed ordination of two women as priests

    11/12/2007 6:53:23 AM PST · by OriginalChristian · 112 replies · 289+ views
    ST. LOUIS To the Roman Catholic Church, the ceremony was not an ordination. In fact, it wasn't even Roman Catholic. But to two women and the approximately 600 people who came to cheer them on, history was made Sunday in St. Louis as the two became the first women ever in the city to be ordained as Catholic priests. And the first ever, perhaps in the world, to be ordained in a synagogue. Rose Marie Hudson, 67, of Festus, and Elsie Hainz McGrath, 69, of St. Louis, were ordained as priests by an organization called Roman Catholic Womenpriests, which...
  • what can a bishop do?

    11/10/2007 4:28:50 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 250+ views
    Off The Record ^ | November 10, 2007 | Diogenes
    Having given fair warning to the women who are planning an "ordination" ceremony this weekend, Archbishop Burke is now doing his best to preserve the faithful of the St. Louis archdiocese from the confusion that event will cause. Maybe a deft editor could improve on the archbishop's statement, but it wouldn't be easy. He hits all the main points-- hard-- and yet he writes with charity; his genuine pastoral concern is unmistakable. Archbishop Burke makes it clear that he cannot fail to speak out, because his silence would be dereliction of his duty as spiritual leader. He feels the...
  • St. Louis Archbishop Burke warns women of excommunication if ordination proceeds

    11/08/2007 5:57:46 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 417+ views
    AP ^ | November 7, 2007
    St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke has warned two Roman Catholic women that they will be excommunicated if they proceed with a planned ordination Sunday.The two women -- Rose Marie Dunn Hudson of Festus and Elsie Hainz McGrath of St. Louis -- are set to be ordained as part of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement that began in 2002.Only men are ordained priests and deacons in the Catholic Church. The Womenpriests and the advocacy group, the Women's Ordination Conference, are among Catholics pressing to change that tradition.Both women said they will ignore Burke's warning."It's a typically hierarchical form of intimidation, and...
  • Where Catholic Priestesses just can't even find a Catholic or Christian church to get "ordained" in

    11/07/2007 10:33:08 AM PST · by NYer · 53 replies · 184+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | November 7, 2007 | Jeff Miller
    Two Catholic women are being ordained by Roman Catholic Womenpriests here Nov. 11, prompting outrage from Catholic officials -- outrage that, surprisingly, is directed less at the women aspiring to the Catholic priesthood, or at the movement ordaining them, than toward a rabbi who agreed to host the event. The women to be ordained are Elsie Hainz McGrath, a retired writer and editor for a Catholic publishing house, and Rose Marie Dunn Hudson, a former teacher. Bishop Patricia Fresen, who was for many years a Dominican nun, ordained the women as deacons Aug. 12 and will perform the ceremony here....
  • Maryland women feel compelled to join priesthood, despite opposition from RC officials

    09/10/2007 11:40:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 502+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | September 10, 2007 | Diane Reynolds
    The ordination took place July 14 in New York City, where Carpeneto, a Catonsville resident, joined three other women who were ordained by Bishop Patricia Fresen - despite the fact the church officially forbids female ordination. The women belong to a growing movement that no longer simply argues for women's rights but is creating an alternative Catholic church, whether the official church likes it or not. "Women, thank God, are coming to value themselves as full human beings, fully in the image of God like men," said Andrea Johnson of Annapolis, one of the four to be ordained. "You can't...
  • Are Women "Priests" Leaving the American Episcopal Church [TEC]

    09/01/2007 6:08:55 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 18 replies · 491+ views
    Opinionated Catholic ^ | 8/24/2007 | James H
    Photo from Anglican Blogger Drell's Descants I follow the current saga in the Episcopal Church quite a bit. When I was LSU my most favorite place to study was the Student Center at the Church. My favorite place to pray was their Church at LSU which is called St Albans. In fact it it wasn't for the fact there was no Euchurist present it would have been the best place to pray in Baton Rouge. Anyway while I was there I would look throught their Episcopal's chruches nationwide publication. I could tell things were going off the rails then...
  • Catholic Women Ordained as Priests in Minneapolis

    08/26/2007 5:54:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 106 replies · 946+ views
    Minn Monitor ^ | August 26, 2007 | Andy Birkey
    Two women were ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church at an event in Minneapolis in mid-August. The ordination of Judith McKloskey and Alice Marie Iaquinta marked their addition to the approximately 60 other women who have been ordained nationwide. The Vatican, the Catholic Church's highest authority, does not recognize the ordination of women into the priesthood, and in Iaquinta's case, the ordination could result in excommunication. The West Bend, Wis., woman's ordination has raised the ire of the Catholic Church in that region. Archdiocese of Milwaukee Communications Director Kathleen Hohl told WTMJ, an NBC affiliate in Milwaukee...
  • God's calling, Maryland women feel compelled to join priesthood despite opposition from RC officials

    08/22/2007 11:42:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies · 1,261+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | August 22, 2007 | Diane Reynolds
    For Gloria Carpeneto, being faithful to God's call meant being ordained as a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. The ordination took place July 14 in New York City, where Carpeneto, a Catonsville resident, joined three other women who were ordained by Bishop Patricia Fresen - despite the fact the church officially forbids female ordination. The women belong to a growing movement that no longer simply argues for women's rights but is creating an alternative Catholic church, whether the official church likes it or not. "Women, thank God, are coming to value themselves as full human beings, fully in the...
  • easy street (clerical vestments you won't find in the Catholic or Orthodox Church)

    04/24/2007 1:40:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 709+ views
    Off The Record ^ | April 24, 2007 | Diogenes
    Your Uncle Di is really behind the clerical fashion curve this days, only this morning made aware of WomenSpirit's Spring Robe Sale. There's something about a sleeveless clergy stock and non-committally stained glass that says the Summer Solstice, and the USG Sheetrock 400, are just around the corner! A reasonable conjecture is that traditionally black clerical garb has its origins in some kind of early ascetical theology: signaling widowhood to the world or the like. For the same reason, perhaps, that the monks of some orders slept in their coffins, viz., as a memento mori, clergymen in Europe may...
  • 14th annual dissident fest (Catholic feminists letter to Benedict XVI)

    03/16/2007 10:39:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 330+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | March 16, 2007 | Jeff Miller
    The Threshing Grain posts a letter endorsed by multiple groups of dissenters.His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI 00120 Via del Pellegrino Apostolic Palace VATICAN CITY Your Holiness, Every year on 25 March, the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholics around the world organize events to bring attention to the fact that Catholic women are excluded from ordination. This year will be the 14th annual World Day of Prayer for Women’s Ordination, and we expect that there will be over 25 events around the world. They picked that day because there was no Feast of the Renunciation. The...
  • Bp Sklba: Weakland's Gift

    10/22/2006 8:38:04 AM PDT · by ninenot · 13 replies · 464+ views
    The Provincial Emails ^ | 10/22/06 | Terrence Berres
    Bought the latest Milwaukee Magazine for the "Catholics in Crisis" cover story. Among those interviewed for the story were Bishop Richard Sklba and Father Javier Bustos. The article recounts how Bishop Sklba chaired a Catholic Biblical Association of America task force that produced a 1979 report suggesting there is "no historical reason not to ordain women." If that's not enough, here's more historical revisionism via the article's interview with Fr. Bustos, who came here in 1995. "But by the time the report was published, John Paul II had become pope and the church was moving in a different direction. Sklba,...
  • Can a "Catholic Chaplain" be female?

    08/21/2006 7:36:35 PM PDT · by AnAmericanMother · 88 replies · 1,554+ views
    8/21 | self
    OK Catholics, here's a question of dogma/doctrine for you. We took my daughter up to Davidson College last week, and of course we hit the College Fair and the religious life table. Had a nice chat with a couple of rabbis on the chaplains' staff. Saw a lady who was manning the Catholic table . . . much to my surprise she had a little plastic tag IDing her as a chaplain. And she (self-described) runs the Catholic program at the school. We had a little chat, I avoided (out of politeness) asking her straight up how a woman could...
  • [Catholic Discussion] Church group stays faithful (to heresy!)

    08/17/2006 3:28:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 498+ views
    Washburn Advocate ^ | 8/17/2006 | Lydia Crafts
    Four years after organizing amid a tempest of sexual abuse scandals, the Catholic reform group Voice of the Faithful is still going strong. Its newly elected president, Mary Pat Fox, said Monday that VOTF will continue to make clerical and lay responsibility the cornerstone of its work within the Catholic Church. Her comments came at a meeting of Winchester Voice of the Faithful, one of VOTFs most active chapters, which meets weekly at St. Eulalias Church in Winchester. VOTF formed during the nadir of the sexual abuse scandals of 2002, with the intention of dealing head-on with the corruption that...

    08/15/2006 7:24:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 553+ views
    News Release August 14, 2006 STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL JUSTIN RIGALI REGARDING EILEEN DIFRANCO Recently, there has been extensive media attention regarding an attempted ordination of women, which took place on a river boat outside Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006. Eileen DiFranco, who is known to members of Saint Vincent DePaul Parish in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, participated in the event. Accordingly, the following statement is issued regarding this activity. Recently, there has been a good deal of publicity about a woman of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Mrs. Eileen DiFranco, participating in a simulated ceremony of ordination to the priesthood...
  • Female Priest Defies the Catholic Church (barf alert)

    08/14/2006 5:20:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies · 610+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/14/2006 | Robin Fields
    Jane Via said she would probably cry and, sure enough, she did. Midway through her homily at the rented San Diego church used by her upstart congregation, Via choked up, thanking the packed house of 100 worshipers for sustaining her over the last week. Sunday's service was the second Mass that Via has led since her illicit ordination in Switzerland in June, and the first over which she has presided alone. It also marked her congregation's first gathering since she met with San Diego Bishop Robert Brom to discuss the consequences of her ordination, which could ultimately include excommunication.
  • Woman leads Catholic service in Calif.

    08/14/2006 9:08:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 562+ views
    AP ^ | 8/14/6
    SAN DIEGO - A woman who says she has been ordained a Roman Catholic priest led a service during the weekend - despite the risk of being excommunicated. Jane Via, 58, is among 15 American women who have recently gone through ordination ceremonies that are not sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church, which bars women from becoming priests or deacons.A hundred congregants attended her service on Sunday at the Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community in San Diego.It was her first appearance since meeting with San Diego Bishop Robert Brom to discuss the consequences of her claimed ordination, which could ultimately...
  • Verrrry Interdicting (more on the women's ordinations)

    08/13/2006 11:02:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 393+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | August 11, 2006 | Jeff Miller
    Dr. Ed Peters latest:The pseudo-ordinations that a number of women around the world, and lately in the United States, have attempted are, to borrow Leo XIII's phrase, "absolutely null and utterly void". (See specifically John Paul II, Ordinatio sacerdotalis, n. 4). Last summer (scroll to 6 July 2005) I explained how such affronts to divine and canon law can and will result in excommunication, although, as I argued, not by the automatic process (1983 CIC 1314) that many simply assumed would apply to such cases. Here I need to make a different point.To no one's great surprise, some of these...