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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 16, 2006

More sacrilegious, and pathetic, Neverland Katholicism, celebrated this time aboard a cruise boat near Pittsburgh. On July 31st, says an article in the Post-Gazette,

three women in vestments will lay their hands on the heads of the 12 women and anoint their hands with oil during an ordination ceremony that will be the first of its kind in the United States. Among the participants is Joan Clark Houk, 65, of McCandless, who with seven other women are answering a call to be priests; the other four are candidates to be deacons. ...

In a three-page letter dated May 9, Mrs. Houk, a member of St. Alexis in McCandless, advised Bishop Donald Wuerl of her plans.

The bishop did not respond. Presiding at the ceremony, we're told, will be three women "who live in Germany and are bishops in Roman Catholic Womenpriests, an international group of Catholics who support women's ordination."

You have to wonder whether these gals apply the same Make Believe Theology to the sacrament of matrimony. Using the logic that battered Bishop Wuerl into silence, one of them may send off a letter to, I don't know, Brad Pitt, informing him that she intends to become his wife; that the theology of marriage is in flux; that consent of the bride (if enthusiastic enough) may supply for a defect of the same on the part of the groom; that the validity of the sacrament is not subject to patriarchal norms of liceity; that his attempts to ignore or deny the spiritual reality of their marriage is a cowardly rear-guard action of a discredited monogamism; that her birthday is May 11 and her favorite flowers are carnations.

The analogy, though suggestive, suffers from an obvious and lethal flaw: the proposal to Brad Pitt has a theoretical chance of success.

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