A Michigan woman is facing excommunication ….

So reads the news story here:
Michigan Woman Risks Excommunication to Be Ordained Catholic Priest

But as every faithful and well-informed Roman Catholic should know, this woman is not “facing” or “risking” excommunication. She is automatically excommunicated by her choices. Her choice to reject the infallible teaching of the Roman Catholic Magisterium that Jesus did not give His Church the authority to ordain women as priests (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, n. 4) is a choice of formal heresy. Her choice to join a schismatic and heretical group, who call themselves “Roman Catholic Womenpriests”, is a choice of formal schism. The penalty for formal heresy and formal schism under Canon Law — and also certainly under the eternal moral law — is automatic excommunication. By knowingly choosing to commit heresy and schism, she is choosing to separate herself from Christ and His Church.

[John 15]
{15:1} “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
{15:2} Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he will take away. And each one that does bear fruit, he will cleanse, so that it may bring forth more fruit.
{15:3} You are clean now, because of the word that I have spoken to you.
{15:4} Abide in me, and I in you. Just as the branch is not able to bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so also are you unable, unless you abide in me.
{15:5} I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without me, you are able to do nothing.
{15:6} If anyone does not abide in me, he will be cast away, like a branch, and he will wither, and they will gather him and cast him into the fire, and he burns.

Lillian Lewis, 75, who reportedly has a Ph.D. in theology, has departed from the true Catholic faith by her own choice. She is no longer abiding in Jesus the Vine, for she has rejected the teachings of Jesus and His Church.

As for those who attended the ceremony, if any of them have knowingly chosen to reject the authority of the Catholic Church and/or any of Her infallible teachings, then they too have fallen into schism and heresy. And then they too are automatically excommunicated.

Such terrible wickedness! Such severe sins against God and His Church! And it is all disguised as holiness.

[Titus 3]
{3:10} Avoid a man who is a heretic, after the first and second correction,
{3:11} knowing that one who is like this has been subverted, and that he offends; for he has been condemned by his own judgment.

by
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and
translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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2 Responses to A Michigan woman is facing excommunication ….

  1. John Platts says:

    Some people do claim to have a calling to something that in reality is opposed to the will of God, but such a calling cannot constitute a true calling or true vocation because nobody can have a true vocation to something that is intrinsically opposed to the will of God. For example, nobody can have a true vocation to a same-sex marriage or a remarriage after a divorce from a valid marriage since these are unions that are intrinsically contrary to divine law, natural law, and Catholic Church teaching. As an another example, nobody can have a true vocation to be an abortionist or an in vitro fertilization technician since these roles entail the commission of intrinsically evil acts. Likewise, a woman cannot have a true vocation to the priesthood because only men can validly receive priestly ordination, which is a sacrament, and also because the Catholic Church does not have the authority to ordain women into the priesthood.

    Lillian Lewis and other women who claim to have a vocation to the priesthood cannot have a true vocation to the Catholic priesthood because women are incapable of being validly ordained as a priest and also because only men can be validly ordained as priests. Furthermore, the attempted priestly ordination of women also goes against an infallible teaching of the Catholic Church, which is that the Catholic Church has no authority to confer priestly ordination of women, because the attempted priestly ordination of a woman is something that the Catholic Church does not have the authority to do. The Catholic Church can never be wrong on an infallible teaching because an infallible teaching is always free from error, free from the possibility of error, and protected from error through the guidance from the Holy Spirit. Because the Catholic Church can never be wrong in stating that it does not have the authority to ordain women into the priesthood, Lillian Lewis and other women who claim to have a calling to the priesthood must be wrong. Bishop Bradley should declare Lillian Lewis to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church since she is adhering to a position that is contrary to an infallible teaching of the Catholic Church, and also because Lillian Lewis’s intent to be ordained as a woman priest would constitute a scandal. She should be denied priestly ordination, since she is never capable of validly receiving this sacrament, and she should also be denied Holy Communion because she is unworthy to receive Holy Communion due to her intention to be ordained as a woman priest and her unfaithfulness to an infallible teaching of the Catholic Church.

  2. Francisco says:

    The dogmas, or infallible teachings of the Church are divinely revealed by God, so they are not arbitrary. The Church is only serving God by transmitting His Truth that already exists even before the teaching has been declared and defined.

    [1 Corinthians 14]
    {14:34} Women should be silent in the churches. For it is not permitted for them to speak; but instead, they should be subordinate, as the law also says.
    {14:35} And if they want to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in church.
    {14:36} So now, did the Word of God proceed from you? Or was it sent to you alone?
    {14:37} If anyone seems to be a prophet or a spiritual person, he should understand these things which I am writing to you, that THESE THINGS ARE THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD.
    {14:38} IF ANYONE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THESE THINGS, HE SHOULD NOT BE RECOGNIZED.

    “These things are Commandments of the Lord”, not “suggestions”, “ideas” or “opinions”, but Commandments!

    In other words, if any one rejects this divine teaching or promotes something contrary to what God has revealed us, let him be anathema.

    This passage also implies that women do not have the role to give sermons or forgive sins because God has not given them authority to do so over men.

    Also, what about if this woman gets pregnant with or without her consent? She would necessarily have to take care of her child or children during and after her pregnancy and to stop her supposed “priestly” minister.

    Can a valid and powerful king of the greatest nation of earth sign and stamp a decree allowing men to naturally get pregnant and make this really happen? No. The same situation here, even if a valid Bishop “ordains” women as “priests”, they cannot validly perform this function because it is against the will of God, against an infallible Dogma of Faith.

    Women, and all men as well, should follow the example of the greatest person after God, the Virgin Mary.

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