Oh dear! it's that time of year again. Today three women were ordained 'Catholic' priests on board a boat on Lake Constance: two Americans (Regina Nicolasi and Jane Via) and a Swiss (Monika Wyss). Another lady, who (rather bizarrely) wished to remained anonymous, was 'ordained' deacon. The ceremony was presided over by 'Bishops' Gisela Forster, Patricia Fresen and Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger.
Monika Wyss, a divorced mother of four, said that she wanted to exercise the normal priestly duties: celebrating Mass, baptisms, weddings, 'and, more importantly, to be there for those who need help.' Hmmm - that, in itself, shows a rather limited understanding of the Sacred Priesthood.
A further 'Ordination' takes place on 31st July - again on a boat, this time leaving from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and sailing in international waters along the Three Rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio). One of the candidates for the 'diaconate' describes herself as 'lesbian by birth, Catholic by choice' and works as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender rights activist. I think we know where she's coming from!
For a video of the gals being ordained last year, click here. Not wanting to give any more publicity to these events, let us in the meantime pray for those who have thus chosen to leave the Communion of the Catholic Church.