The ordination ceremony for Abigail Eltzroth happened in Asheville at Jubilee! – a nondenominational faith community – with Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan presiding.
Eltzroth, 64, said she is the second woman in North Carolina ordained by the rebel group, called the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.
“It’s time for a change and we’re in the forefront, leading the charge,” Eltzroth told the Observer on Sunday. “We expect that eventually everybody is going to follow us.”
what a hoot.
These folks get nuttier every year
Can't wait to see what comes next.
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From the linked site:
The ordinations of Roman Catholic Women Priests are valid because of our apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church. The principal consecrating Roman Catholic male bishop who ordained our first women bishops is a bishop with apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church in communion with the pope. Therefore, our bishops validly ordain deacons, priests […]
They've overlooked a big problem:
.A woman is not valid matter for ordination
, therefore the so-called ordinations are invalid and null.
The bishop should be defrocked, but Rome is currently not about to take on such a role.
It is similar to a real priest pronouncing the words of consecration over bagels and grape juice. The matter is not valid, so there is no sacrament confected.