Surprise! "Womenpriests" Object to CDF's Excommunication Decree
At the end of a long and tiring day, I was able to enjoy a good chuckle while reading the so-called "romancatholicwomenpriests" press release in response to the decree from the Congregation for the Faith declaring that those who try to be, or make, "womenpriests" incur excommunicationlataesententiae.
Feel free to read the release here. WARNING: It contains stellar reasoning such as the following gem:
In obedience to Jesus, we are disobeying an unjust law. The Catholic Church teaches that a teaching or law of the church is authoritative only if it is “received” by the sensusfidelium, the community of faith. If the community of faith does not accept the law, it has no effect on us. All people have a moral obligation to disobey an unjust law. St. Augustine taught that an unjust law is no law at all. Since 70% of U.S. Catholics favor women’s ordination and a growing majority of Catholics worldwide also favors women’s ordination, we do not “receive” or accept the Church's prohibition against the ordination of women and the church’s continued reliance on sexist metaphors, beliefs and assumptions for denying ordination to women.