Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vatican says ordaining women is a "grave crime"

This "grave crime" of women as priests will be subject to the same punishments of the church meted out for sex abuse. punishment has been given to priest sex abusers.  Girls, I think it's safe to assume this is an OK from the church to become priests, without papal punishment.  Unless, of course, they have different standards for women, and punishment for women usurping priestly duties would be swift and harsh.  Mull it over, look at the church's past history, and see what you think....


The new rules make no mention of the need for bishops to report clerical sex abuse to police, provide no canonical sanctions for bishops who cover up for abusers and do not include any "one-strike and you're out" policy for pedophile priests as demanded by some victims.

As a result, they failed to satisfy victims' advocates, who said the revised rules amounted to little more than "administrative housekeeping" of existing practice when what was needed were bold new rules threatening bishops who fail to report molester priests.

The rules cover the canonical penalties and procedures used for the most grave crimes in the church, both sacramental and moral, and double the statute of limitations applied to them. One new element included lists the attempted ordination of women as a "grave crime" subject to the same set of procedures and punishments meted out for sex abuse.