Catholic Church Denies Female Priest a Catholic Burial
A woman who challenged a Catholic ordination ban has died. ["Ban" is the wrong word. "Ban" implies that somehow the situation could be changed. Just stop "banning". Impossible.] The Catholic church will not allow her to be buried at a Catholic parish.
Janine Denomme was [not] ordained a priest in April by a group called Roman ["]Catholic["] Womenpriests. She had been battling cancer and yesterday she died in her Edgewater home. [RIP]
The Catholic church never recognized Denomme’s ordination. [That’s because it didn’t occur.] The Archdiocese of Chicago says Denomme automatically separated herself from the Church when she participated in "the simulation of the sacrament of Holy Orders." The diocese says she knowingly and willingly participated in the simulation and brought excommunication upon herself. And because of that Denomme is denied a Catholic funeral. The Archdiocese says Denomme would only be allowed a Church burial if she gave "some sign of repentance before death."
Denomme’s funeral mass will be held at First United Methodist Church in Evanston.
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