Saturday, April 25, 2015

Catholic dissident group to ordain women priests in Morristown, April 25

From New Jersey-

Catholics who thought they never would live to see the ordination of women priests can witness it right here in Morristown, on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

A dissident organization called Roman Catholic Womenpriests will ordain seven women at 2 pm, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

The Vatican does not recognize females as priests, and has warned women that the ritual amounts to automatic excommunication, according to the Rev. Marellen Mayers, who has traveled from Baltimore for Saturday’s ceremony.

“Jesus calls both men and women,” Mayers countered.

Established in Germany in 2002, Roman Catholic Womenpriests now numbers about 200 women priests, mostly in the U.S., Mayers said.  They have staked a claim to “apostolic succession” — theological  legitimacy — based on ordinations they say were performed by Catholic bishops who they decline to name.

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1 comment:

JCF said...

While I of course endorse women's ordination, I have mixed feelings about an Episcopal parish hosting this liturgy (for the effect it will have on already not good Episcopal-RC ecumenical relations). I mean, the dissident Catholics could have done their liturgy anywhere.