Vatican to excommunicate female priests
Vatican: excommunication for female priestsMay 30, 2008 - 7:35am
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican is slamming the door on attempts by women to become priests in the Roman Catholic Church. It has strongly reiterated in a decree that anyone involved in ordination ceremonies is automatically excommunicated.
A top Vatican official said in a statement Friday that the church acted following what it called "so-called ordinations" in various parts of the world.
Monsignor Angelo Amato of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says the Vatican also wants to provide bishops with a clear response on the issue.
The church has always banned the ordination of women, stating that the priesthood is reserved for males. The new decree is explicit in its reference to women.
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Seriously, when is the asshat Catholic church going to move out of the dark ages? Obviously not while the current pope is around. Maybe that hat he wears should officially be called an "asshat" - no, wait it probably already has an official name and that one's better for the person wearing it. They always say that "Jesus only picked men for his disciples." Of course, assuming you believe the idiotic Jesus story, he also only picked white Jews from the mideast - so no more Irish, Italian, Polish, German (ahem), black or hispanic priests by that logic. They can only be priests if they are jews who convert. Of course that would pretty much end the religion so they won't do that. Fucking hypocrites pick and choose from the Buybull.
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