|So-called "Women Priests" Photo Credit: boston.com|
A dissident group calling themselves "Catholics" who are politically motivated are urging Pope Benedict XVI for the approval of ordaining "women priests". They are most likely to be crying out and no one is listening. They had paid huge amount of money in their campaign ads in the UK for their heretical cause. But sorry, yesterday, today and tomorrow, there IS very little chance for women to be ordained to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. Accept it and move on.
In his Encyclical Letter in 1994 Blessed John Paul II [Ordinatio Sacerdotalis], clearly stated that: "Priestly ordination, which hands on the office entrusted by Christ to his Apostles of teaching, sanctifying and governing the faithful, has in the Catholic Church from the beginning always been reserved to men alone. This tradition has also been faithfully maintained by the Oriental Churches."
In other words, priestly ordination for women is a HERESY. It is AGAINST the SACRED TRADITION of the entire Universal Church.
It is a willful DEFIANCE against the Supreme Pontiff, a clear DISOBEDIENCE from the Church authority. These signs alone DO NOT reflect Catholicism and do not promote UNITY.
So I say, these dissenting heretics who called themselves 'CATHOLICS ORDAINED WOMEN PRIESTS" are NOT and will NEVER be members of the UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, unless they reform themselves, be humble, submit themselves to the authority of the Church, then they can only be members of the Mystical Body of Christ-- the Church.
"Ordain women," London bus ads will urge Pope
(Reuters) - Pope Benedict will be confronted by posters on London's famous red buses during his trip to the British capital next month which will call for the ordination of women priests.
Protests are planned throughout his four-day trip to England and Scotland, the first papal visit since John Paul II's pastoral visit in 1982 and the first-ever official papal visit to Britain.
One group of women, Catholic Women's Ordination (CWO), will have its message plastered on the side of the buses as they travel along key routes, including past Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, where the pope is set to deliver a speech to Britain's civic society on September 17.
The group has paid 15,000 pounds ($23,130) for 15 buses to carry the message "Pope Benedict - Ordain Women Now!" for a month.
"We do not want to be disruptive, but I think the church has got to change or it will not survive," CWO spokeswoman Pat Brown told Reuters.
"I am quite hopeful at the moment because I think the church is in disarray."
It also hopes to protest outside Lambeth Palace during a meeting between the pope and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Church of England, the Anglican mother church.
Set up in 1993, the CWO describes itself as loyal to the Roman Catholic Church, campaigning from within for inclusivity and the ordination of women.
It was angered by a Vatican document last month which mentioned the ordination of women amid sweeping revisions of its laws against child sex abuse. The Vatican later denied accusations it viewed the two issues as equally criminal.
The CWO has also launched a group "Catholic Voices for Reform" to coincide with the pope's visit to counter "Catholic Voices," a media-friendly group which has the backing of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
They will go head-to-head on controversial matters such as child abuse, women's ordination, married priests, homosexuality and the way the church is run.
CWO will not be taking part in the main demonstration against the pope's visit, which is being organized under the umbrella banner "Protest the Pope," which includes humanists, secularists and gay rights campaigners.
Tens of thousands of Catholics are expected to attend the three major public events in Glasgow, London and Birmingham, with many lining the streets to greet the pope in his Popemobile.
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