My disclaimer: I do not support main stream religion and this is a perfect example why.
A Milwaukee area Catholic priest is stripped of his duties for holding mass with a woman priest.
A Milwaukee-area Catholic priest was stripped of his priestly duties after he presided over a Mass with a woman priest last month in Georgia.
On Nov. 17, the Rev. Bill Brennan, a 92-year-old Jesuit, performed a liturgy in Columbus, Ga., at which Janice Sevre-Duszynska, an ordained member of
Roman Catholic Womenpriests, an advocacy group that is not sanctioned by the Vatican, was a participant..
The Catholic Church prohibits women's ordination, saying it has no authority to ordain women because Jesus chose only men as his apostles. The
church's Canon Law 1024 says only baptized men may receive holy orders.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and his religious order, the Society of Jesus, ordered Brennan not to perform any priestly duties in public or
present himself as a priest publicly.
But what is even more maddening, when you go to their website:
Acrchdiocese of Milwaukee
You will see on the front page of their website their featured article:
Protect Religous Freedom
Religious freedom is our first American freedom. It is a founding principle of our country, protected by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
It’s a fundamental human right, rooted in the dignity of every human person—people of any faith or no faith at all. It’s not a Catholic, Jewish,
Orthodox, Mormon or Muslim issue—it’s an American issue, a civil rights issue.
Today, religious freedom is under threat throughout the United States—at all levels of government, federal, state, local—and abroad. The United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to take action in defense of religious freedom. Please see below to find out how you can get
Sign Up for Text Alerts to Help Defend Religious Freedom
Well, I guess "Religous Freedome" doesn't include women priests.
"The masculine character of the hierarchical order which has structured the church since its beginning...seems attested to by scripture in an
On whether the New Testament settles, in a clear and final way, the question of whether women can be admitted to the presbyterate, they unanimously
voted against the proposition (17–0); on the question of whether there are in the Scriptures sufficient indications to exclude the possibility of
women priests, they voted against the proposition (12–5); and on the question of whether the Church would be able to entrust the ministries of the
Eucharist and Reconciliation to women, without going against Christ's original intentions, they voted in favor (12–5).
So the men voted... and surprise... let no women in.
So evidently if you hold mass with women priests you are excommunicated, but if you sexually abuse little boys you just get transferred to another
edit on 9-12-2012 by Julie Washington because: (no reason given)