They celebrate Mass in spaces rented from friendly non-Catholic churches and administer sacraments. We do gay marriages. None of that is sanctioned by Rome, though the U.
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George Weigel, the author of "Evangelical Catholicism," likened the movement to "Republicans for Socialism," and questioned why the women think being a priest is the most important role. The church maintains that only men can be ordained because priests act "in the person of Christ," who was a man and had only male apostles. In the pews, however, there is widespread support for the idea of women priests.enecharo.tk
Who does the evangelizing? Friends, in-laws and priests — often in that order
A Pew Research poll in March found 68 percent of American Catholics think the gender barrier should be demolished. Reese, who is progressive, said he thinks the Vatican should open the priesthood to women, but even he is conflicted about the rebel ordinations. During years of hardship and near starvation, miracles occur because of the unwavering faith of the poor. The devotion of the priests, and of the people they serve is quite inspiring.
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In , both Fr. Konrad and Antonina had decided not to leave Ukraine, even though family members could secure them emigration papers to Germany.
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