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'Roman catholic Womenpriests' Attempts Ordination of Woman, Bishop Coyne Responds Comments

On Sunday April 15, 2012, the Feast of Divine Mercy, a 71 year old former nun named Maria Thornton McClain attempted to be ordained as a Catholic Priestess by the laying on of hands of Maria Regina Nicolosi, who pretends to be a Roman Catholic Bishop. The event took place at Friedens United Church of Christ on the south side of Indianapolis. Continue Reading

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  1. Lawrence Nyankwarara
    2 years ago

    Thomas,as if you have not read what the Bishop said on the 12 Apostles of Jesus.
    It`s only the men that Jesus had for the ministry.
    People want to bring modernization in the church,and that can not happen in the catholic church.May be try it in other churches not in the catholic.
    Those so called women priests will one time return back.We are seeing so many no-Catholics returning home.This is the work of the Holy Spirit that has been guiding the church since her inception.
    May the Mary Mother of God pray for us.

  2. John
    2 years ago

    Thomas..yes in the early ages of the church..priests were married..even some of the apostles were married.However it was decided that priests should sacrifice marriage for the Kingdom of God and to more closely immitate Christ..who Himself of course is celibate and High priest.See Mt 19:12,Lk 18:29,1Cor.7.There are two types of traditions within the Church..sacred tradition used with a capital T..which is the written word of God and has been passed down from Christ to the apostles..from the apostles to the church.It is found in the Creed,church council documents,writings of the popes and church fathers and doctors.These things that are contained cannot be changed..including the ordination of women to the priesthood.Then there is tradition with a small case t..these are more cultural traditions of the church such as praying the rosary..the use of relics etc..these things are good and helpful and within the teachings of the church but not necessary and can be changed.When Jesus formed His priesthood He called only men..the apostles.If He wanted to choose women to be priests don't you think He would have chosen His mother as the first?Mary is the supreme example for both men and women to imitate in order to follow her Son.She followed with humility and charity..obediance to the Will of God and with acceptance regardless of the consequence.These women are setting themselves up against God and do so at the peril of their souls.They are openly saying that they know better than God.If you have any questions about the Catholic faith..there is a great magazine called The Catholic Answere..they answere very clearly and concise any question about the faith that you may have.

  3. Michelle
    2 years ago

    Ick. It's quite....icky...when women pretend to be men.

  4. jh
    2 years ago

    Thank you, Deacon, for your edifying comments, and for Bishop Coyne's precise statement.

  5. abey
    2 years ago

    When the Bible states of woman not to teach nor to unsurp authority over the man but to silence & the very reason that which is stated "For Adam was not deceived, but the woman being DECEIVED was in the Transgression". Since the faith involves Spiritual matters, to which woman are asked to be obedient. These words apply in man's sinful state & as long as sin exists in man. Looking at History proves this, when of old, woman priests were basically temple Prostitutes among the pagans & of late in some of the Christian denominations like the Anglicans & its episcopals where Woman are used as a "tool to deceit" for the mind may be strong but the spirit is unwilling caught in the transgression, to the falling away of Churches from the Faith which again points to the garden by the devil putting the "I' into the woman & her tendency to rule over the man to which God put the correction on her desire to be to the man (not to satan by his ways) for she was made out of him & that the man shall rule over her & to which again God rightfully put the enmity between the Serpent & the Woman & between their seeds(spiritual in nature) & to the truth of this is seen in the above ordination as an act of rebellion, not to do with the faith or God in the Spirit but to the devil & his deceits & desires in its various forms & in this case will only lead to the falling away from the Faith as has been happening & to this The Catholic & Traditional Churches have the Truth making them as the inheritors off the Apostolic Faith.which is to Christ Jesus & The Father in the Spirit & truth of it., to the redemption of man & his kind, the very purpose of this life.

  6. MaggieMcC
    2 years ago

    It is true that there were married priest in early times, particularly in the Celtic Church which had it's own rules and was not eager to bow to Rome. I have never heard of any validly ordained women priests. These nuns must be kin to this who sent me brochures inviting me to retreats to worship the goddess and the earth. Have not heard from them since the Pope ordered a Visitation of women Religious in America.

  7. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    Thomas: NO. Women are not now, have never been nor will they ever exist in the Catholic Faith. Jesus ordained 12 men, no women. There were women disciples but never women priests. If a woman tells you she has been ordained and is a priest, she is not a valid priest and is only dilusional. Disciples back then, and presently, are men and women that follow Christ. Sooo, if you are a follower of Christ, you are a disciple. As Mary Magdalene was a disciple, nothing more. Married men have been ordained priests BUT unmarried priests cannot marry. The married men that are ordained are already ministers or pastors of a Protestant Christian denomination that have converted to Catholicism or a man that is single because his wife has died. God bless.

  8. Michael
    2 years ago

    Thomas - The matter regarding priest marriage is a matter of discipline and not Church teaching. It has changed and may change again, though not likely. The matter of the priesthood being for men only is a teaching or doctrine that has always been and will always be, not subject to change.

  9. John
    2 years ago

    All they are doing is"playing church". We did play church when I was a kid, and on one occasion I was ordained a Pope by another six year old kid. I forgot the name he gave me.

  10. Thomas
    2 years ago

    Is womenpriest's claim that woman priest did exist in early church right? If they have the explicit evidence so who is lying on this issue. Another issue that only unmarried men can be ordained as priest? The whole bible indicated that priests in early days did married. So who are lying on this issue. Please kindly answer my question.

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