Christian Apologetics Society

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.

The Alice's Restaurant Anti-Excommunication Movement

We were skimming posts in Google Blogsearch looking to catch up on women's ordination and reading about the Anglican women bishop controversies in England, when we discovered a post by The Timman of Saint Louis Catholic. The Timman quoted an article by John A. Colvin of the Advocate River parishes bureau where in John stated; "A Lutcher-born Catholic priest facing excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church for his public stance advocating ordination of women priests has recently received the support of 113 nuns."

Oh, my! 133 nuns! That's nearly every nun in the U.S., isn't it? Many Catholics and non-Catholics would have you think so. Let's check.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the official organization of the Catholic hierarchy in the US, reports in their statistics there are 63,032 vowed religious sisters in the U.S.. According to my calculator, dividing 113 by 63,032 and rounding up (let's be charitable), 113 is .2% of all vowed religious sisters.

Thus, Roy has not received the support of 99.8% of vowed religious sisters. Significant? We think so.

To paraphrase Arlo Guthrie about Father Roy's .2% support:

"Friends they may thinks it's a movement! And that's what it is, the Alice's Restaurant anti-excommunication movement, and all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come's around on the guitar. With feeling."

Related Posts:
One God in Four Persons
Womenpriests Excommunicated
Ordination Prayer for Women Deacons Differs

Source: Here's a Surprise

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