Monday, July 21, 2008

Church in Boston: Women-Priest Group Not Catholic

BOSTON, JULY 20, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The Archdiocese of Boston has reiterated the teaching of the Church on women and the priesthood after a group "ordained" three women priests.

The organization calling itself "Roman Catholic Womenpriests" held a conference in Boston over the weekend at a Presbyterian church. They had an ordination ceremony today with three women.

"Roman Catholic Womenpriests is not an entity of the Roman Catholic Church," the archdiocese stated.

"For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has served to carry on the ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church is made up of women and men, equal in rights and diverse in gifts and ministries. Following our devotion to Mary, the Church is committed to, and sustained by the many important contributions of women each and every day," the statement said.

It added: "As members of our religious communities, lay members in leadership roles within the Church, educators, canon lawyers, and as pastoral and social service providers across many other critical areas, women are helping to shape the course of our Church in following the will of God.

"The ordination of men to the priesthood is not merely a matter of practice or discipline within the Catholic Church, but rather, it is part of the unalterable Deposit of Faith handed down by Christ through his apostles."

The archdiocesan statement recalled that "Catholics who attempt to confer a sacred order on a woman, and the women who attempt to receive a sacred order, are by their own actions separating themselves from the Church."

So, ladies, grow up, read the Bible, and........STOP IT!!!

6 comments:

Soul Pockets said...

You would think that women who love the Church so much that they would want to become Priests would in fact obey the Church. It makes no sense.

Doug and Elizabeth said...

I know!!! Thus just burns me and I will continue to post this stuff and get the message out.

Actually, I need to do a discussion about the woman's true and most important role in salvation history and the Church....

Hugs!
Ebeth

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that pride could be part of this decision and that eventhough it is a personal choice, what they do acting in disobedience, that it is a weakness(pride) that is in all of us.

How sad that by this decision these women alienate themselves from the Church! How awful for those that follow them too.

Adrienne said...

I actually heard the mainstream press refer to this fiasco as a "growing trend in the Catholic Church." Huh?? Not the Catholic Church I belong to.

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

What's next, pregnant men? Oh dear.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

What model of the priesthood do these women have? Power? Look-at-me! It doesn't come across as humble service.