July 14, 2010

In Brief: Vatican Rules: Ordaining Women Priests a Crime Like Sex Abuse of Children

New rules the Vatican is expected to issue soon on penalties for priests who sexually abuse children will also put the ordaining of women in the same category of the most serious crimes under church law. Church sources told Catholic News Service that the new "norms," as the policies are called, will include the "attempted ordination of women" among the list of most serious crimes, or what are known as "delicta graviora." Does this mean that anyone attempting to ordain a woman will be quietly transferred to another diocese, where he may seek out other vulnerable women and attempt to ordain them? (http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/07/09/vatican-rules-ordaining-women-priests... Read More


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