Roman Catholic Women Priest Movement
August 3, 2015 10:28pm CST
Saturday night I went to church for the first time in 7 months. I didn't go back to the nondenominational church I had been attending, since they ignored my requests for help when Dad died. I attended a Catholic service, but there was one big difference...the priest was a woman. The Roman Catholic Woman Priest movement believes that women have just as much right as men to act as a priest and perform the sacraments. The Vatican doesn't agree - anyone ordaining women and the women themselves are considered excommunicated. It was a very small and friendly service, with the priest sitting with the public while people took turns reading from the bible, etc. We had communion of real bread, not the wafers I'm used to. It was very nice. I plan to attend again next week.
4 Aug 15
She is no more a Roman Catholic because of the excommunication. The use of real bread for the communion is also forbidden by the Roman Catholic church (it was one of the reason of the schism between Orthodox and Catholic), but it is used by a few Oriental Catholic churches. I also never saw a priest sitting with the public, but I think that this is possible and can be specified by the ceremonial of a diocese. You are piquing curiosity with this discussion. If I was not far, I would like to attend a mass in this church.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 Aug 15
It's kind of like the way I'm not a doctor because I haven't graduated from- or even gone to-medical school. I can't legally prescribe medicine, but I CAN tell you some healthy things you might take as 'health advice.' (4-or-5 cups-of-coffee, everyday, before 4 p.m. ... maybe more or less for you, but it's what works for me ) So she's not in the Roman Catholic Special-Cookies Club. I don't know the Roman Catholics' reason for males-only (and am not curious), but the difference makes me think of marching-band form-on-the-field. For reasons we don't need to discuss, women might not be able to 'hold to the form' held by the male band-members (the show being a good deal longer than 28 days). Maybe the members of all the separate bands wind up in the same stadium when halftime's over, but our children don't see 'where we end-up.' All we leave them is 'the score the Judges gave our show.'