I first saw mention of the National "Catholic" Reporters cover story on "women priests" at The Cafeteria is closed which had a picture of the cover. This story is now online. The subheadline it just so unbelievably stupid even by NCR standards "After ‘illicit but valid’ ceremony, they find ways to serve." This sounds like the MSM’s fake but accurate mantra. The article is about as one way as you can go with no pretence to it being Catholic at all. No references at all to Church teachings or any one reference to Ordination Sacerdotalis. This is an article whose only arguments are emotional and about feelings.
"Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church’s divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful."
You just wonder what part of definitely held they don’t understand? This reminds me of a Envoy Magazine bit that included such encyclicals as:
Amen Amen Dico Vobis; Nihil Muliebrium Sacerdotum (Read My Lips: No Women Priests) Encyclical asking radical Catholic feminists what part of Pope John Paul the Great’s Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (on the reservation of holy orders to men alone) they don’t understand.
Rursus Dicam: Nullo Modo (I’ll Say It Again: No Way) Encyclical explaining the pope’s position on women priests even more plainly.
[You can read the whole piece courtersy of the Whapters]
Again NCR is a scandal which should have the name Catholic stripped from it by the bishop of their diocese. This was actually contemplated before quite a while ago.