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Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Former Nuns Host Womenpriests' "Ordination"

On Sunday, July 22, 2007, the Immaculate Heart Community, a group of former Catholic nuns, hosted a gathering of members and guests of Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP) at the community's La Casa de Maria on Bosque Road outside of Santa Barbara, California. An "ordination" ceremony took place at about 3:41 p.m. that afternoon. One woman was "ordained" a priest. Two other women were "ordained" deacons.

While Santa Barbara Independent reporter Martha Sadler and photographer Paul Wellman were sworn to secrecy as to the ceremony's location, Catholic bloggers quickly recognized the retreat center, which has hosted past women's ordination events, such as the Conversation and Celebration of Women Called held last year on Saturday, February 18, 2006.

The newspaper account reported that the women "are part of a movement from within the Roman Catholic Church". However, that is not the case as the women and their hosts have in fact separated from the Catholic Church by their actions. Canon law is clear that ex communication automatically occurs for the candidates, presiders, and many of the attendees. Formal notification by the Church is not required.

Additional "ordinations" are planned for today, July 28, in Portland, Oregon and on Sunday, August 12, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

While women's ordination is a popular modern heresy, the Catholic Church has definitively decided the matter for Catholics. Pope John Paul II declared in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis in 1994; "I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful."

We have previously discussed the lack of valid matter, and thus the lack of a valid sacrament, in the case of women's ordination. However, as an apologist I'd be curious as to what authority these women claim that the Bishop of Rome and the Church find lacking for themselves. Ladies?

Source: Santa Barbara Independent

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Blogger Jeff Baker said...

Interesting post, Tim.

I know *alot* of Catholic women, and not a one of them is in favor of female ordination any more than they'd want to "overturn" any of the other six sacraments of the Church.

Keep up the good work on the blog, I like the scrolling scripture widget up top quite a bit!


Jeff Baker

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