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Monday, May 28, 2007

The Priesthood is not about Power

Jesus came to serve, not to be served. Priests, in walking in his footsteps, standing in persona Christi during the Consecration and during the Sacrament of Penance, have likewise been sent forth to serve, not to be served. Their lives are about sacrifice, not about power.

Yet there are groups of mislead women and a few brainwashed men who are claiming to have been "ordained" by a female Roman Catholic bishop, in a "secret" ceremony.

Let's be very clear on this; this group is NOT recognized by the Magisterium of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. This group has made up its own religion and they are peddaling it as authentic Catholicism, claiming apostolic succession, etc. In other words, they are Protestant but they lack the intellectual integrity to admit it. They do not believe what the Church teaches and they are not obedient to Church directives. Exactly, then, how can they claim to be Catholic?

Any valid Call is not discerned alone by the individual, but must be affirmed by the Church; in other words, it has to be affirmed by someone with VALID authority in the Church. For men being ordained to the diocesan Priesthood, their call is affirmed throughout the seminary, and finally, in a very PUBLIC ceremony, by the Archbishop.

Lest someone else be mislead, make no mistake; those who are participating in, supporting, and becoming "ordained" in these invalid ceremonies have chosen to leave the Catholic Church. They are not Catholic; they are not even a cheap copy.

Pray for them; they're so lost they think they're home, but nothing could be further from the truth.


owenswain said...

Thank you for this post. My country, Canada, is a world leader in so many embarrassing ways. Today, a few more women were 'ordained' as 'priests' in my province to the RC. Of course, this is ridiculous. I can hardly believe any Catholic local to that community can think those are valid ordinations. Jeff Millar writes about it here.


Anonymous said...

Our Church celebrates ordination--they don't sneak off in some "secret" ceremony. Satan likes to do things in secret--not out in the open, lies are told in secret--in the open the truth is quickly established. Peddaling lies as truth...sounds like Satan's handiwork.

Father Schnippel said...

I wrote an article a few months ago on women's ordination, you can find it at the Cincinnati Vocation Office page

Adoro said...

Father Kyle ~ Is your article the main one in the link you sent? (I didn't see an author listed) or is it in one of the other linked documents? I am currently taking it to mean yours in the main article, but some clarification might help! Thanks!

Unknown said...

I always wonder why they have their ordination ceremonies on bodies of water. It is a symbolism I just can't wrap my head around.

Adoro said...

angelmeg: It's called "up a creek without a paddle". They are also fond of giving glass chalices as an ordination gift or symbol. Hmm....empty, transparent chalice, easily broken. Just as empty as their "ordinations." Just as brittle as their misguided views.

It's a sad story, isn't it?