The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
On July 31, a dozen well-educated, experienced Roman Catholic women will pass into uncharted spiritual waters on a boat cruising Pittsburgh's rivers.
On that afternoon, three women in vestments will lay their hands on the heads of the 12 women and anoint their hands with oil during an ordination ceremony that will be the first of its kind in the United States.
It will be the fourth such ceremony in the world since 2002, all unrecognized by the Vatican. The women are part of a growing international movement to push for women's ordination.
My 2 cents:
These women are not Roman Catholic once there reject the authority of the church. They are "ordained" by those who are neither ordained themselves and do not have the power to do so. In fact those who claim that right, have been excommunicated by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI back in 2003.
I did some checking on these women who claim to be ordained and I found some very interesting things. Cheryl Bristol is a self declared "lesbian by birth, Catholic by choice". Rebecca McGuyver is a divorcee. Most are married and have children and grandchildren. One remains anonymous.
Is clear that they do not hold to the vow of celibacy. At least one does not adhere to the Catholic teaching on homosexuality and they all reject the church they claim to represent.
None of these women were called by God to reject the authority of the church. God does not call anyone to go against His Word. They can put whatever label they wish on themselves. Many people often do. It does not make it true. They have no church, no valid ordination and parade as Priests while rejecting truth. I'm sorry, but the emperor has no clothes.