Religion reporting is often unintentionally funny and this article is no exception. Reporting on a San Diego woman having her first play-acting attempt at Mass.
A Roman Catholic canon says only baptized men may be ordained.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has not taken a formal position on the issue, but three of the American women who say they are ordained priests received letters from diocese officials warning that they had chosen to excommunicate themselves.
Well I guess that they mean by "A Roman Catholic canon" is that canon law talks about baptize males when it come to ordination. Though of course this is not the source of the injunction.
I had a good laugh about the statement that the USCCB has not taken a formal position on the issue. As much as I might critique the Bishop’s conference from time to time this simply is not true. The idea that a bishop’s conference could come up with their own position on a now settled issue just proves the total ignorance of most religion reporting on the Catholic Church.
One of the sad thing about these women besides their confusion and misunderstanding of the Church is that they are going to end up depriving people of the sacraments. Those that attend their "masses" will not receive the Eucharist, will receive not blessing, and will basically be deprived of the source and summit of the Church – the Eucharist.