Standing for women in the RCC priesthood

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Standing for women in the RCC priesthood

Post by tinythinker » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:46 pm

On August 9, 2008, Fr. Roy stood with Janice Sevre-Duszynska as she was ordained as part of the Roman Catholic Women Priests movement. While the movement has ordained 32 women to the priesthood and deaconate, this was the first time that a Roman Catholic priest in good standing has participated. Janice, who I also had the pleasure of meeting once, is a compassionate and creative woman who looks like a slightly older version of Tori Amos. Fr. Roy’s involvement in her ordination was, I’m sure, not something done on a whim. Janice’s commitment to social justice has led to her involvement in the movement to close SOA/WHINSEC, even as one of the movement’s prisoners of conscience, who yearly risk arrest. Janice’s ordination was not merely symbolic – she is his colleague, his friend. I believe that Fr. Roy reached a place where he could no longer speak about injustice in the world without confronting obvious injustice in his Church, which he has lovingly served for 26 years.

For taking this stance on behalf of women’s ordination, Fr. Roy now faces excommunication by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, unless he recants his stance on women’s ordination. Fr. Roy, prayerfully, prophetically, has refused. In his letter replying to the CDF, he writes, “Sexism, like racism, is a sin. And no matter how hard or how long we may try to justify discrimination, in the end, it is always immoral.”

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Re: Standing for women in the RCC priesthood

Post by KR Wordgazer » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:21 am

Thank you for posting this, Tiny. Bravo to Fr. Roy for his brave stand! God will not forget his courage in risking his career for what is right.
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Re: Standing for women in the RCC priesthood

Post by ZAROVE » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:46 pm

So its right to completely disregard the teachings of the Church, and to destroy the meaning of the Priesthood as it is understood in Catholicism, as well as to throw away Apostolic Succession which ensures the Validity of the Sacraments for Political correctness. Right.

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Re: Standing for women in the RCC priesthood

Post by Metacrock » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:12 am

ZAROVE wrote:So its right to completely disregard the teachings of the Church, and to destroy the meaning of the Priesthood as it is understood in Catholicism, as well as to throw away Apostolic Succession which ensures the Validity of the Sacraments for Political correctness. Right.

circular reasoning. there are no teachings of Christ to keep women out of priesthood or silence them or anything else. You are assuming your arguments are right, so then you read them into Jesus' words then you pretend you have Jesus' words to back them up.

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Re: Standing for women in the RCC priesthood

Post by ZAROVE » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:20 pm

Metacrock , try reading the Catechism some time. Then visit the Vatican.VA. The idea of women Priests ( really Priest is a masculine term and they should be called Priestesses but we’re uneducated these days) has been settled. The Church has no authority to Ordain women. They are not proper matter for he Sacrament of Ordination. It is actually impossible for a woman to be Ordained, even Illicitly, and this is not a Discipline of the Church but a Dogma.

This really can’t be Argued, and if you try to I will hold you to Catholic teachings and Catholic teachings only, because this is what is being discussed in this matter.

And the Priest stance was not noble, it was a Violation of his Oath to serve the Church and he acted completely without Honour.

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