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Ordination of 6 women in Cleveland comes 20 years after pope affirmed ban
Tom Feran, The Plain Dealer By Tom Feran, The Plain Dealer
on May 22, 2014 at 5:04 PM, updated May 22, 2014 at 6:03 PM



CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Six more women will claim ordination as Roman Catholic priests or deacons on Saturday, in a ceremony the church says has no validity and incurs automatic excommunication.

That judgment is not accepted by the sponsoring Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) or by the two Northeast Ohio women being ordained at 1 p.m. at Brecksville United Church of Christ.

"I don't accept the verdict that I am excommunicated," said Mary Collingwood of Boston Heights, who will be ordained a "servant priest," as she put it, by Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan of Sarasota, Florida. "The men made that rule, and a man-made rule can be changed -- especially if it's unjust.

"I align myself with the belief that I am part of the people of God," she said, noting that saints from Joan of Arc to the Australian nun Mary MacKillop, canonized in 2010, once were declared excommunicated.

Susan Guzik of Eastlake, who will be ordained as a deacon, said it was hard to step away from the parish, St. Mary Magdalene in Willowick, where she has been a diocesan-certified lay minister, pastoral leader and parishioner for 60 years.

"But all my friends are still my friends," she said. "We're still Catholics. We believe we are the church. "There have been times I've wondered if I'm doing the right thing.

"I am doing the right thing."

Vox Wrote:Looks like she talked herself into it in the course of one sentence. Slick!

The ordination comes near the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's letter "Ordinatio Sacerdotalis," which affirmed Canon Law 1024 ("a baptized male alone receives sacred ordination validly") and said that the church "has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women."

The Cleveland Catholic Diocese, which has said that the "ordination of a woman is not authentically Catholic," said in a statement this week that its position reflects the letter "in which St. John Paul II said the church's ban on women priests is definitive and not open to debate among Catholics.

"He wrote that the all-male priesthood does not represent discrimination against women, but fidelity to Christ's action and his plan for the church," the diocese said. "The Pope reaffirmed the basis for ordaining only men: Christ chose only men to be his Apostles, it has been the constant practice of the Catholic and Orthodox churches and the magisterium's teaching on the matter has been consistent."

The ARCWP says there is no scriptural statement for a male-only priesthood, and it says its ordinations, dating back to 2001, are valid because of apostolic succession: The group's first women bishops were ordained by male bishops in good standing.

Saturday's ordination, at least the sixth in the United States this year, includes women from Canada and as far away as New Mexico. Collingwood said they are following conscience and being obedient to a higher authority.

"We're rising up and claiming our rightful role in the institution," she said. "I call it an awakening. It started about three years ago, but my whole life prepared me for that."

Collingwood, 61, the married mother of seven and a grandmother, has a master's degree in theology and taught high school and college theology. She is a past director of the Cleveland diocese's pro-life office.

"I have given 40 years of service to the institutional church," she said. "I realized I was being called to help change and reform the church.

Vox Wrote:Think of all the damage she's likely caused during those FORTY YEARS of "service."

"I want to die knowing my footprints were headed in the right direction."

Guzik, 78, the widowed mother of five, a grandmother and great-grandmother, said she will, like Collingwood, enjoy the support of her entire family at the ordination.

The support extends to pushing her to make her diaconate a transitional one. She hopes to be ordained a priest next year.

"At first I thought I was too old, but other people my age or older have inspired me." Having stepped away from her parish, she said her place will be "anywhere God is calling me."

Starting on June 7, one of those places will be Brecksville United Church of Christ, where Collingwood and Ann Klonowski, who was ordained last September, will say Mass weekly at 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Collingwood said it will be a community where "all are welcome at the table.

"The sacraments are not rewards," she said. "They are essential nourishment for people on the journey.

"There are so many people on the margin who don't have a spiritual home, and we will embrace them. Jesus excluded nobody."

Vox Wrote:In other news, I just found out I'm Napoleon, but still a female. I should henceforth be addressed as "Empress." Thank you for your cooperation.

The ARCWP says there is no scriptural statement for a male-only priesthood, and it says its ordinations, dating back to 2001, are valid because of apostolic succession: The group's first women bishops were ordained by male bishops in good standing.

Their "bishop" was "ordainerd" by a bishop who was not in communion with the Catholic Church.
Starting on June 7, one of those places will be Brecksville United Church of Christ, where Collingwood and Ann Klonowski, who was ordained last September, will say Mass weekly at 5 p.m. Saturdays.

She won't be "saying mass" in a Catholic Church.
(05-27-2014, 01:12 AM)Poche Wrote: [ -> ]Starting on June 7, one of those places will be Brecksville United Church of Christ, where Collingwood and Ann Klonowski, who was ordained last September, will say Mass weekly at 5 p.m. Saturdays.

She won't be "saying mass" in a Catholic Church.

She won't be saying a real Mass anywhere; she'll be playing dress-up.

Pray for those who attend this woman's mockery, especially, from the article, her family.  Pray
Does anyone use the phrase "institutional church" aside from these LCWR and womynpriest types?

I just call them the magesterium Wink
I think this has been mentioned before or at least most people in this forum know this.

Should a Bishop in continuity meaning who possesses apostolic succession attempt to consecrate a woman as a Priest the following would happen:

1. If said Bishop would be in communion with Rome the simple act of "trying" incurs immediate excommunication.
2. A Bishop in union or not in union with Rome can no more consecrate a woman as a Priest than it could consecrate an orange, and apple or a dog.
3. The so called "women priests" are nothing of the sort they may pray Mass as in recite the words and perform the actions but bread and wine will keep being bread and wine through out the "ceremony." You be better off you brought some baloney and Manischewitz so you can have some nice sandwiches and nice drinks.
4. Also any other clergy in union with Rome that participates on any level at these "consecrations" are also immediately excommunicated.


Vox Wrote:In other news, I just found out I'm Napoleon, but still a female. I should henceforth be addressed as "Empress." Thank you for your cooperation.


I love it. 

In the comments after the article, somebody pointed out that the Plain Dealer did not bother to report on the real ordinations by the real bishop.