Ultra-liberal, double-standard riddled NPR has a puff piece about women pretending to be priests.
From the onset, let’s be clear. No woman can ever be validly ordained a priest.
No what they say or do, they can only ever simulate a sacrament. I suppose they could validly baptize, just as even an atheist can, provided they use the right matter and form.
They can never be priests and everything they do is empty.
In the following, my emphases and comments.
Female Priests Defy Catholic Church At The Altar
by Lily Percy
June 12, 2011
In 2002, seven women were secretly ordained as priests by two Roman Catholic bishops in Germany. After their ordination, a kind of domino effect ensued. [The writer, in the bag, so to speak, for the issue, wants to to accept some premises. The problem with this is that a) women can't be ordained, they can never be priests, they can never be bishops. Then, there can be no real "domino effect.]
Those seven women went on to [pretend] ordain other women, and a movement to [pretend] ordain female priests all around the world was born. The movement, named Roman Catholic Womenpriests, says more than a hundred women have been [pretend] ordained since 2002, and two-thirds of them are in the U.S.
On a recent June day in Maryland, four more women were [pretend] ordained as priests. The gallery at St. John’s United Church of Christ was filled with Catholic priests and nuns, there to support the women and the ordination movement — though visitors were asked not to photograph them. [cowards] Witnessing the ceremony was enough to risk excommunication. [Well merited, too.]
The audience turned to watch as the women made their way down the aisle, beaming like brides. The two-and-a-half-hour ceremony ended with [pretend] Holy Communion — the moment they’d been waiting for. Each woman performed [faked] the rites for the first time as a [pretend] priest, breaking bread and serving wine as tears of joy flowed down their faces.
Marellen Mayers is one of the women [pretend] ordained that day, and like her fellow [dress-up] ordinands, she was raised in the Catholic Church. Her mother had an altar at home, and when Mayers was a child, she would stand in front of it, wearing a cloth as her vestments and saying the Latin Mass.
“My brother and sister would be kneeling behind me, and if I said, ‘Dominus vobiscum,’ I would turn around and say, ‘You’re supposed to say ‘Et cum spiritu tuo,’ ” Mayers recalls. [All that shows is that she's bossy.]
Fellow [dress-up] ordinand Patti LaRosa had a similar experience growing up. She came from a close-knit Italian family and always felt comfortable in the Catholic Church. In the late ’70s she got married, had two kids and was working as an assistant at a law firm in Rochester, N.Y. [She was perhaps on a better path. Now her immortal soul is at risk.]
Several times a week she would go to church during her lunch break, and one day she realized, “I’m supposed to be a priest.” [LOL! Nooooo....]
As members of the Roman Catholic Church, these female [pretend] priests are all [get this...] breaking church rules, [Not a "rule". This is is a teaching, not a rule. It is an irreformable, infallible teaching. The Church has no power to ordain women. It can never happen.] which allow ordination only to baptized males. No member of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests has been excommunicated by the Church, but they have felt repercussions. [? Is that actually the case?] They’ve not only been threatened but also have lost friends and colleagues within the Church — many of whom fear they will lose their jobs if they support the women’s ordination movement openly. [Good.]
LaRosa recognizes they are breaking Church law [But the law is based on a teaching. Because the Church believes A,B,C, we have laws X,Y,Z.] — specifically Canon 10:24 [10:24? She really did her homework.] — but says, “when you have an unjust law, [It's not just a law.] sometimes it needs to be broken before it can be changed.”
They are deceiving themselves. They are delusional.
Women can never be priests.
They can put on whatever clothing they want and go through whatever ceremony they want, they will never… never… be priests.
This just isn’t going to get anywhere. The liberal press will try to make this seem bigger than it is. Note that “domino” image… 7 women faked an ordination, then another 7, and another and another… give me a break.
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