A few weeks ago, I took some heat (actually, it rolled like water off of a duck's back) regarding my statement that Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) were dissenters. There were a number of postings from a few who stated that they were faithful to the Church's teachings and that I was not able to prove my point.
On May 30th, the Congregation of Faith issued, via L'Osservatore Romano, the following decree:
In accordance with what is disposed by Can. 1378 of the Code of Canon Law, he who shall have attempted to confer holy orders on a woman, as well as the woman who may have attempted to receive Holy Orders, incurs in a latae sententiae excommunication, reserved to the Apostolic See.
If he who shall have attempted to confer Holy Orders on a woman or if the woman who shall have attempted to received Holy Orders is a faithful bound to the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches, he is to be punished with the major excommunication, whose remission remains reserved to the Apostolic See, in accordance with can. 1443 of the same Code (cf. can. 1423, Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches).
Well, it looks like the NJ Chapter of VOTF has decided to come out against this.
In an email, which was posted over at The Deacon's Bench, you will see that they come out against decree and stand in solidarity with CORPUS in favor of women's ordination.
Now, for those of you who do not know, CORPUS was founded by Anthony Padovan, an ex-priest, and advocates for both married and single priests, both male and female. In addition, the facilitator of the NJ Chapter of VOTF (Theresa Padovan) happens to married to Anthony Padovan. (Just a coincidence?)
Now, the Curt Jester has taken apart VOTF's argument. He has done a much better job than I could ever.
So, to those VOTF members who do come here, esp. the St. Rose and Holy Trinity ones (and I know you do):
1. Do you agree or disagree with the VOTF email?
2. If you disagree, would you be willing to call upon the national VOTF to condemn the NJ Chapter?
These are simple questions and I am asking for simple answers.
To Question One, the only two possible answers are: Agree or Disagree.
To Question #2, if you disagree, the answer is either "Yes I will" or "No, I won't."
If you decide to answer, please, keep to the questions asked and the options given. If you can't, then your response may not be posted. (Don't say I have not warned you.)
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