A.M.D.G covers the upcoming women’s faux ordination occurring next month in St. Louis and the backgrounds of the people involved. As is almost always the case these women are quite active in their parishes and diocese and have been involved in teaching things that should have sent out alarm bells long ago.
He also notices the connection between one of these women and another previously faux ordained women as authors/staff for Liguori Publications.
One of the women is from the St. Louis area so I don’t think we will have to wait long after the faux ordination for Archbishop Burke to act.
When are people going to learn that playing doctor doesn’t actually make you a doctor?
Please allow me to say, as a woman in a lay pastoral ministry program, that I am mortified that women like these keep popping up, and that many of them have advanced degrees in theology, ministry, etc. These kooks give all of us a bad name! Please don’t suspect the rest of us because of the would-be priestettes.
Tempting Abp. Burke to excommunicate people– that’s always a wise course of action.
“Priestettes” — great word.
Lynn’s comment “Priestettes” — great word reminded me of the term some use locally for young female altar servers – they are known as “serviettes”.
There was that article floating around the blogosphere about being called to be a Newsweek editor. You know, these articles have inspired in me new call also… to be an executive board member of Call to Action. Won’t they be surprised? Anyone else feeling the Spirit crying out against this oppressive geriatric gynocracy? Let’s go rebuild those who seek to rebuild the Church. It’s about time for Trent II!
HA! I got you beat. I declared myself the Episcopal Bishop of California two weeks ago. And Gov. Arnie appointed me to the Supreme Court of Bolivia. I’m waiting for the pretender to my Episcopal throne to vacate the premises before I have the cushions redone.
Fr. Philip, OP
Sooner or later, this will get to be old hat, competing with yet another Britanny Spears episode of contrived insanity or some NFL quarterback brutalizing dogs. And what then? Will the prospective priestesses have to switch to swallowing goldfish, cramming into Volkswagon bugs, sitting on flagpoles, or having marathon dances with each other? It’s news because it’s Catholic–and the Church is always fair game for the know-nothings that overpopulate our liberal media–both secular and religious.
NPR’s “On Religion” had Joan Chittister on today…..why oh why do they even listen to her?
She says what they want to hear.