Iowa bishop warns against woman’s ‘ordination’
May 31, 2010
An Iowa bishop has reminded Catholics in his diocese that “those who attempt to confer Holy Orders on women are excommunicated, as are the women who attempt to receive Holy Orders. This includes the attempted ‘ordination’ for a deacon, priest or bishop.’” Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport issued his statement because Mary Kay Kusner– whom the Iowa City Press-Citizen describes as a “devout Catholic”– is scheduled to “to become the first female Catholic Woman priest in Iowa” on June 13.
- Kusner still pursuing dreams despite barriers (Iowa City Press-Citizen)
- Bishop Amos issues statement on ‘ordination’ of women (Davenport Catholic Messenger)