Bishop Andrea Johnson (left)
presents newly ordained woman priest,
Linda Spear to Congregation in historic Quebec ordinations
"Linda Spear, originally from Winnipeg, became the sixth woman in Canada to defy Rome and become unofficially ordained, and just like the five women before her, Spear now faces excommunication..."
"...She said she will perform the sacraments — such as baptism, marriage and confession — even though they won't be recognized by the Vatican, which limits the priesthood to men..."
October 9, 2010 - The Sydney Morning Herald
..."Recognition of the
"There have been whistleblowers, but they were often ostracised, even excommunicated (as with Mary MacKillop)..."
"...What the current Pope does not seem to get is that no expressions of personal anguish over the abuses committed on his watch can substitute for what is needed: an acknowledgement that he and many bishops covered up crimes — and a commitment to change...."Juliette Hughes is a practising Catholic.