Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kalamazoo Bishop Warns Catholics Not to Participate in Womenpriest Ordination Ceremony/ Bishop Should Not Attempt to Intimidate Catholics

"The letter does not name Lewis, but says she and direct participants in the ordination will be excommunicated, and those who "give witness and encouragement to this fundamental break with the unity of the people of God place themselves outside of the full community with the Church." That means, the letter said, they may not receive the sacraments of the Church until they go to confession."
Bridget Mary's Response: Women Priests are living prophetic obedience by following God's call to serve the people of God. Bishop Bradley should respect the primacy of conscience of others. Vatican 11 affirmed the importance of  primacy of conscience as a major Catholic teaching!

"The letter says the Catholic Church teaches that all people have "equal dignity," but because Jesus Christ was a man, the "imagery which God has given can only be respected with and lived with an ordained priesthood reserved to men." 
Bridget Mary's Response: As theologian John Shea stated in a letter to the U.S. bishops, this theological explanation is heretical, and I would add embarrassing! Women and men are spiritual equals, created in the image of God. 

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