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 ordination and simulating sacraments, is bad enough. What is worse is that NSR’s editors accept her premises and claims. They think that these women really are validly ordained, despite the Church’s crystal clear teaching to the contrary.
Remember: The catholic Left will never stop agitating for the ordination of women. Never. That is their Unholy Grail, Eldorado, and much needed Fountain of Youth wrapped into one.
The bishops in these USA must officially declare that the National Catholic Reporter cannot use the word “Catholic” in their title.
Meanwhile, in Springfield in Illinois, the great Bp. Paprocki has confirmed the excommunication incurred by a woman, Mary F. Keldermans of Springfield, who attempted to be ordained, by other women, who also were not and can never be, ordained. Paprocki wrote to her last month asking her to reconsider her plan. She went ahead and committed the grave sin. She is now excommunicated. The decree is HERE
As Catholic Vote put it:
The bishop also issued this statement to his diocese:Please be advised that Ms. Mary F. Keldermans of Springfield, Illinois, has attempted to be ordained a priest for “Roman Catholic Womenpriests, Inc.” in a ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Springfield on May 5, 2014. As a result, she has incurred an automatic excommunication reserved to the Apostolic See.
That is what you call a bishop who’s not afraid to bishop.
At the same time, we should be careful not to tout this as some sort of righteous smack-down or triumphant display of authority. Bishop Paprocki is much too holy and charitable a bishop for that, and I have no doubt that his declaration of excommunication was issued with sorrow, not pleasure.
But he didn’t hold back from issuing the decree of excommunication either, or from publishing it prominently on the diocesan website.
Perhaps Bp. Paprocki will take up with his fellow bishops that the Fishwrap must be told not to use the word Catholic in their title.