Friday, July 16, 2010

Vatican Makes Attempted Ordination Of Women A Grave Crime

July 15, 2010 on BBC News
From The Guardian:
The Vatican today made the "attempted ordination" of women one of the gravest crimes under church law, putting it in the same category as clerical sex abuse of minors, heresy and schism.

The new rules, which have been sent to bishops around the world, apply equally to Catholic women who agree to a ceremony of ordination and to the bishop who conducts it. Both would be excommunicated. Since the Vatican does not accept that women can become priests, it does not recognise the outcome of any such ceremony.

The latest move, which appeared to bar and bolt the door to Catholic women priests, came at a time when the Church of England moved in the opposite direction, to a step closer to the ordination of female bishops.
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  1. I for one love it, whenever the Catholic Church makes it harder for people to like them.

  2. These shysters wouldn't know a grave crime if someone stole Jesus' Body.

  3. So letting women join your club is as bad as raping a child?

    These god-botherers have a warped sense of morality

  4. Because if female Catholic priests touched alter boys, there might actually be fewer complaints.

  5. so basically they will ignore when a women is ordained. ok

  6. The Catholic Church: Leading the First Against Progress Since 1 A.D. 

  7. What can we expect from people whose morality is based on bronze age morals? Hopefully this will influence some of it's followers to come back to the 2nd millinium.

  8. Oh dear. What is their problem with this? It's not just the Catholics though. Some Buddhists don't much like it either
    It's just bizarre.

  9. "The Vatican said that any Catholic taking part in such a ceremony [ordaining a woman] would be guilty of a grave crime against the faith."  Who gives a sh*t?

    And what is a "crime against the faith"? Do they mean against the transnational corporation known as the Catholic church?