Vatican Says Absolutely No Female Priests

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The Catholic Church reiterated its love for women's rights by making it quite clear: no women priests -- they will be excommunicated, along with anyone who ordains them.

The Vatican issued its most explicit decree so far against the ordination of female priests on Thursday, punishing them and the bishops who try to ordain them with automatic excommunication.

The decree was written by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and published in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, giving it immediate effect.

A Vatican spokesman said the decree made the church's existing ban on female priests more explicit by clarifying that excommunication would follow all such ordinations.

Excommunication forbids those affected from receiving the sacraments or sharing in acts of public worship.

Rev. Tom Reese, a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, said he thought the decree was meant to send a warning to the growing number of Catholics who favor admitting women to the priesthood.

"I think the reason they're doing this is that they've realized there is more and more support among Catholics for ordaining women, and they want to make clear that this is a no-no," Reese said.

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And its worse than you think
Posted by Kainsword on 2008-06-10 04:31:04
Dont laugh at excommunication. Ever since the Vatican eliminated the limbo there no where to go after you die and you just extend in line waiting for issue to be solved for ever. And your company? um-baptizied babies.
baby cries
for eternity
Observer
Posted by Ed Collins on 2008-07-19 08:26:08
Just one more way for the male Catholic hierarchy to CONTROL.
 

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