To, tre, fire ganger hvert år kommer det rapporter om at kvinner mener seg å bli ordinert til katolske prester; nå nylig skjedde det i en protestantisk kirke i Boston, for et par måneder siden lånte de lokaler i en reformert synagoge, noen ganger har vært om bord i båter o.l. Disse underlige stedsvalgene viser tydelig at disse “ordinasjonene” ikke gjøres med Kirkens velsignelse.
Vårt Land skriver om dette i dag, på en saklig måte, og Father Z. skriver også at nyhetsmediene nå ser ut til å innse at Den katolske Kirke på ingen måte regner disse kvinnene som prester (for noen få dager siden ga han eksempler på det motsatte) og han siterer The Boston Globe slik:
Group claims to ordain women priests in unsanctioned ceremony
A group advocating for the ordination of women this afternoon held a ceremony in a packed Protestant church in Boston at which it declared three women to be Catholic priests and a fourth woman to be a deacon.
The ceremony, like several others that have taken place around the world over the last six years, was denounced by the Roman Catholic church, and critics said the event was a stunt with no religious significance. The Catholic Church has consistently taught that only men can be ordained as priests, and the Archdiocese of Boston said that the women who participated in today’s ceremony had automatically excommunicated themselves by participating in what it said was an invalid ordination ceremony.
But the women who participated in the event, along with the several hundred people who spent nearly three hours in the sweltering, non-air-conditioned Church of the Covenant, said they rejected the excommunications, and believed that the women had been validly ordained. The women were vested with white chasubles and red stoles and greeted with a standing ovation as they were declared to be priests; they then helped preside over a service at which they declared bread and wine to be consecrated and offered what they said was Communion to anyone who wished to receive it.