Office of the Bishop (Diocese of Lexington) at 1310 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 US - VALID RECEPTION OF HOLY ORDERS
VALID RECEPTION OF HOLY ORDERS
The name notwithstanding, “Roman Catholic Womenpriests” is not an entity of
the Roman Catholic Church. It does not have any standing in nor connection
with the Roman Catholic Church or the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington.
Its philosophy and actions stand in direct opposition to the Roman Catholic
Church's authentic teaching on Sacred Orders.
In the Roman Catholic Church, only a baptized male is capable of receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders validly. What will take place on Saturday, August 9, 2008, has no connection to Roman Catholic Liturgy or Sacraments and cannot in any way be recognized as a valid reception of Sacred Orders. Simulation of a sacrament carries with it very serious penal sanctions in Church Law. Members of the Catholic Faithful should not support or participate in Saturday’s event.