Fake Woman Priest: Iowa Edition

This was in yesterday’s Des Moines Register: 

Kusner says a sense of social justice drove her to become Iowa’s first “womanpriest.”

She is a priest in the Roman Catholic tradition, but the church forbids female clergy, so she has been excommunicated from the church.

Kusner said there was another consequence to her ordination: “I had never planned to grow a church,” she said.

A year later, the 51-year-old Iowa City woman is doing just that. Kusner, a married mother of four, marked the first anniversary after her controversial ordination by leading Mass for about 20 people Sunday afternoon in Coralville.

Oh vey Maria!

Okay this article is better than most.  At least it acknowledges that she has been automatically excommunicated from the REAL Catholic Church.

But what the heck is ” a church in the Roman Catholic tradition”?  You are either in communion with the Roman Catholic Church ( Latin Rite, or the Eastern Rite), or you are not. Period.

The article also quotes a spokesperson in the women priest’s movement claiming that these fake ordinations of women are legitimate because they follow apostolic succession. Umm. No.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is quite clear:

1577 “Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination.” 66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry. 67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ’s return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.

Case closed. Oh and did I mention that she is gay and living with a partner?  Sigh.

The headline makes the claim that Iowa Catholics are ready for women priests. If that is true, then Catholics must be flocking to this church in the roman catholic tradition. Oh wait her core flock number is 25-30 people.

At the age of 51 she is  probably the youngest member of her made up church.  Women Priests. A real growing (old) movement.

But we really should be praying for these misguided people.  The poor Catechesis of the past 40 years as lead so many souls astray. Lord have mercy.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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3 Responses to Fake Woman Priest: Iowa Edition

  1. Susan Swehla says:

    A women priest? Uh, no! Priestess, yes on her make believe religion. She’s playing “house.” Remember the first sin in the garden!

  2. Paul Dionne says:

    Women played a leadership role in the rise of Christianity as priest, bishops, prophets, and martyrs. Pope Gelasius in the year 495 issued an official church decree prohibiting the further ordination of women priests and condemning the bishops who ordained them. Understanding how women, once leaders in the early church, were marginalized and scapegoated as Christianity became the religion of Rome (323) is essential if women are to reclaim their rightful, equal place in the church today!

  3. Susan Kehoe says:

    Paul Dionne,

    There is absolutely no evidence that women were ever ordained. Period. Did women always have leadership roles in the Church? Absolutely. But Holy Orders have always been reserved to men.

    The claim that Pope Gelasius marginalized women is based on just one questionable and misinterpreted epistle which addressed abuses that were occurring in a limited area. It was not addressed to the universal Church. It is a tired red herring that the aging women priest sect has been trotting out for decades.

    You can read more about it at this link: http://www.ewtn.com/library/liturgy/womprs.txt

    As a women, I am insulted when it is claimed that I am a poor defenseless marginalized victim. If I truly believed that I would become an Episcopalian. They have women priests.

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