LYON, France –A French woman defied a threat of excommunication by the Roman Catholic Church and held a ceremony proclaiming herself a priest on Saturday.
In a small ceremony on a boat, Genevieve Beney was joined by other women from around the world who have taken similar dramatic action to draw attention to the church’s policy against women priests.
"This is not a rupture with the Roman Catholic Church," Beney said in a statement read aloud before she boarded the boat. "If there is a rupture on my part, it is with a situation that I consider to be obsolete and unjust to women." [Source][Via Dei Gratia]
What is it with women’s ordinations and being on a boat anyway? Is it a pun on the Sea of Peter or is a a subconscious acknowledgment of a watered down theology that is overboard? The title of the story is "French woman ordains herself a priest." Judging by the story I don’t know if that is an accurate description of what they thought to have happened, but I do think someone ordaining themselves a priest is the perfect analogy of what is wrong with so many modern religious concepts. That it it is break from apostolic succession and becomes a parody as part of of radical individualism. After all when you break from the constant teaching of the Church and its authority then why even play the game of finding a faux bishop to ordain you – just ordain yourself. But why she stopped at just ordaining herself a priest I don’t know. Or does she wait a day or two to ordain herself a bishop. After all she has already become her own pope. I wonder if she laid hands on herself? Instead of being sent she sends herself.
I can just imagine the inner conversation of a women priest before being called to be ordained a bishop.
"I have decided that I will ordain myself a bishop"
"I am not worthy for this honor but since I have been called by myself I will submit out of obedience with due humility to myself."
Judging by this picture I do feel sorry for what occurs from the oppression of women priests. They can’t go to Gammarelli Ecclesiastical Tailoring and find matching handbags for their robes and obviously are wearing inferior products.
Anyway this picture demands a part II for the captions contest started previously and for the record I protest the Angry Twins comparing them to the Three Stooges. What did the Stooges ever do to them to elicit such an unfair comparison?
Anyway to get the contest started.
"Believe us – the blue Deacon Stole Life Preserver your wearing will prevent you from drowning."
"When do I get my own red moo-moo?"