Defying canon law and a Vatican decree that promised excommunication, four Roman Catholic women took vows as priests Saturday
No they didn’t.
during an elaborate ordination ceremony full of song and messages of inclusiveness at a Protestant church in Catonsville.
So it was a Protestant ordination then? Wish you people would get your terminology straight.
Andrea Johnson, presiding as bishop,
No she wasn’t.
ordained two women from Maryland,
No she didn’t
Ann Penick and Marellen Mayers, one from Pennsylvania and one from New York in the sanctuary of St. John’s United Church of Christ. The church was filled with family members — including husbands of three of the ordinands — and friends, including some who are employed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore but who support the ordination of women. Photography was limited to protect the privacy of those attending the ceremony.
Real martyrs for their faith, aren’t they? The article seems to have done a good job explaining the Roman Catholic side of things. Shorter Vatican: if God Incarnate didn’t, it might be a good idea for us not to.
In 1994, Pope John Paul II said the church has no authority to ordain women, “and this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.” In 2008, the Vatican further decreed that women who seek ordination or any bishop who attempts it immediately excommunicate themselves from the Roman Catholic Church.
Whereupon these people made this theologically-nuanced reply. Shorter RCWP: the Pope is a big poopyhead.
But the organization that arranged Saturday’s ordinations, Roman Catholic Womenpriests, believes Canon Law 1024, which limits priesthood to men, is unjust and self-defeating.
“And we don’t believe we can excommunicate ourselves,” said Mayers, who was employed as a campus minister and religion instructor at a Catholic high school until her superiors learned of her affiliation with RCWP last year. By then, she was well on her way toward the priesthood. “We are still Catholic. We do not choose to separate ourselves from the church.”
Doesn’t much matter what you think, Mayers. You’re all Episcopalians. Woman up and deal with it. Man, these people are starting to get to me and I’m not even Catholic.