Kentucky. Donna ordinata sacerdote da Cattolici Romani dissidenti

Donne prete in KentuckyRosemarie Smead, 70 anni, è stata ordinata prete in Louisville, nel Kentucky, dal vescovo Bridget Mary Meehan. Il gruppo dissidente Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests ha così deciso di protestare contro l’esclusione delle donne dal sacerdozio femminile.
Smead, in precedenza suora carmelitana con un baccalaureato in Teologia e un dottorato in Psicologia, ha pianto per tutta le cerimonia.
La scomunica non la preoccupa affatto: “
È un atto di bullismo medievale, che i vescovi usavano per mantenere sotto controllo le persone e per ridurre le donne in silenzio. Sono ben lontana dal consentire a degli ottantenni di dirci come vivere le nostre vite”.
Secondo un sondaggio del New York Times e della CBS News, il 70% dei cattolici statunitensi pensa che alle donne dovrebbe essere consentita l’ordinazione.

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28 aprile 2013
Kentucky woman ordained as priest by dissident Roman Catholics

A dissident Roman Catholic group ordained a 70-year-old woman a priest in Louisville, Kentucky, during a ceremony attended by hundreds on Saturday.

About 150 women from all over the world have been ordained in defiance of the Roman Catholic Church that bans them from becoming priests.

Rosemarie Smead will be starting her own congregation and she told Reuters she is not worried about being excommunicated.

“It is a medieval bullying stick the bishops used to keep control over people and to keep the voices of women silent,” she said. “I am way beyond letting octogenarian men tell us how to live our lives.”

Smead, a former Carmelite nun with a bachelor’s in theology and a doctorate in counseling psychology, wept throughout the ceremony.

According to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll, seventy percent of U.S. Catholics believe women should be allowed to be priests.

In a statement last week, Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz called the planned ceremony by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests a “simulated ordination” in opposition to Catholic teaching.

“The simulation of a sacrament carries very serious penal sanctions in Church law, and Catholics should not support or participate in Saturday’s event,” Kurtz said.

By Sofia Perpetua, NBC News

Fonte: US News

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