What is so hard to understand? This religion doesn't allow
for women priests. It never will. It's impossible. Even if someday
a pope comes into office who would like to see it, he doesn't have
the authority to change the rule. It can NEVER be changed.
Obviously these women don't believe in the Magesterium of the
Catholic Church. That's fine. Leave. There are plenty of other
churches out there. They should pick one that fits their religious
beliefs instead of claiming to be Catholic .. which they aren't
really if they don't believe in the Magesterium of the Church.
You can't be 'Catholic' and not believe in the Magesterium.
It doesn't work that way. These women are protestants really.
They are christian, and they say they are in an act of 'protest'
against the Magesterium of the Catholic church. Thus ..
They aren't the first bunch to do this ...
By Julian Pettifer
BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents
A woman has been ordained as a priest in a secret ceremony in central
Europe as an act of defiance against the Roman Catholic Church.
The woman who was "ordained" does not want to be identified
Three years ago, the Vatican moved decisively against an international
movement for the ordination of women when it excommunicated the so-
called Danube Seven.
Seven women had claimed the status of priests after a form of ordination
ceremony held on a boat moored on the river Danube.
Now a similar ceremony has taken place in a private chapel in central Europe.
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[edit on 6/24/2005 by FlyersFan]