An reader sent me an article on a policeman who is a "priest" in the Ecumenical Catholic Church USA.
The church’s belief statements are similar to those of the Roman Catholic Church, with a few differences: celibacy for priests is a personal decision; all holy orders are open to men and women; those who have been divorced and/or remarried are entitled to the sacraments; and contraception is not a sin but a personal decision of a married couple.
"We’re similar to other Christian churches that say we’re not here to judge. Let God be the judge, not us," Swaringim said. "We’re basically here to facilitate the individual person’s relationship with God through word and sacrament in the Catholic faith tradition."
If there is one thing that drives me crazy it is how the understanding of judgment is so misused. As if judgment is always suppose to be suspended and mischaracterized the understanding of God being our judge. Now obviously judgment of others is fraught with danger by being uncharitable in others motives or making statements about their final end. But we very well have to judge actions and whether something is a sin or not. Otherwise what Jesus says in Matthew 18 about rebuking your brother would make no sense at all You just can’t suspend judgment and tell your brother his faults.
Now of course when they talk about judgment they are only using it as covering words to allow what they want to allow. Obviously this man has made a judgment that remarriage and contraception is not a sin and that women can be priests. His judgment is that a list of specific sins are not sins and perfectly acceptable in his congregation which is basically Protestant with some Catholic trappings. Another attempt at Anglicanism, but like copy error there is always degradation and in this case it is with the truth.
And as an example of what they mean about judgment.
To detractors who say Sts. Peter and Paul is not a "real" church and Catlett is not a "real" priest, he would invite them to visit "and see what we’re all about before they make that judgment."
Sorry I can’t judge whether your a real priest or if this is a real church – only God judges by your own statement.