In an attempt to clarify the vague and continued voluntary observation to civil law by bishops, the RC church has added the ordination of women to its list of taboos thrown in with the vague new rules about centuries old tradition of sex abuse by their clergy.
Vatican Revises Abuse Process, but Causes Stir
The Vatican issued revisions to its internal laws on Thursday making it easier to discipline sex-abuser priests, but caused confusion by also stating that ordaining women as priests was as grave an offense as pedophilia.It is good to see that validly ordained women are becoming priests in spite of the male hierarchy of the RC church that hates all things female, except the dresses.
The movement, called Roman Catholic Womenpriests, now claims that 100 women have been given ordination ceremonies as priests, deacons or bishops, and 75 of those are Americans, Ms. Meehan said.Same old, same old in a new package regarding sex abuse by RC clergy.
In April, the Vatican for the first time published online guidelines that it said it advised bishops to follow in handling abuse, including reporting all sexual abuse cases to the Vatican and to civil authorities in countries that required mandatory reporting of crimes. But those guidelines do not hold the force of law.So it goes.
The new document did not change that. “It’s not for canonical legislation to get itself involved with civil law,” Monsignor Scicluna said.