Fake marriages codified by state statutes, and fake Priests ordained by fake ordinations.
-Things are indeed ugly.
A note to the reader - The National Catholic Reporter, despite its name and concentration of topics related to the Catholic Church, is by no means a friend or supporter of the Catholic Church. It regularly takes positions that are contrary to Church doctrine, practice, and positions. I am not talking about things like the Vatican's bizarre take on Israel and the Arabs of that region, but on real Church-related issues.
"A Catholic priest who participated in a eucharistic liturgy with a woman priest last month has been ordered to no longer celebrate the Mass or perform any other priestly duties.
Jesuit Fr. Bill Brennan, a 92-year-old Milwaukee-area priest, said the superior of his religious community told him of the restrictions Nov. 29, saying they came at the request of Archbishop Jerome Listecki.
Brennan, a retired parish priest and former missionary to Belize, participated in a liturgy Nov. 17 with Janice Sevre-Duszynska, a woman ordained in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests movement.
Brennan said he was hesitant to confirm the news regarding his loss of faculties because he was also ordered not to talk to the press.
"I'm risking my existence in the Jesuit order by talking to you," Brennan told NCR. "But if I've committed a serious sin, [the archbishop] is supposed to be responsible for condemning me ... he's supposed to stand up and be responsible for that.' "
I had to look up the association mentioned in the article as there is no such thing as an ordained woman priest in the Catholic Church. As I noted the NCR utilizes verbiage with the intent of undermining the Church:
This organisation reminds me of a group that I am thinking about making up- The Organization of Coronated Emperors of Europe.
Another glaring example of how the NCR purposely misrepresents the Church follows:
"The Vatican labels the ordination of women in the Catholic church as a grave offense and says participants are excommunicated latae sententiae, or automatically. Pope John Paul II's 1994 letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis effectively forbade discussion of the issue, saying the church's teaching on the matter was to be "definitively held by all the Church's faithful.' "