So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Friday, May 23, 2014

Faux-ordination—don't be doing that!

Bishop Paprocki, of Springfield, Illinois, responds to an attempted ordination in his diocese.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2014

Statement from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Regarding
Attempted Ordination and Invalid “Masses”

Please be advised that Ms. Mary F. Keldermans of Springfield, Illinois, has attempted to be ordained a priest for "Roman Catholic Womenpriests, Inc." in a ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Springfield on May 5, 2014. As a result, she has incurred an automatic excommunication reserved to the Apostolic See.

Please note also that a schismatic group called "Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community" is being formed here in Springfield and is planning to conduct liturgical services at the Congregational Church UCC, West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois.

The Christian faithful are cautioned that this attempted ordination and these purported "Masses" are invalid. Those who knowingly and intentionally participate in these schismatic activities also incur automatic excommunication in accord with canons 751 and 1364, with due regard for canons 1321-1324 of the Code of Canon Law.
Click HERE to go to Decree of Excommunication

It is always sad and unsettling when someone excommunicates herself from the Church. Her actions have endangered her soul and the souls of any who choose to align themselves with her actions.

May the medicine of mercy help Mary Keldermans to abandon her assumptions and lead her home to the One Church Christ founded.

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