Female Catholic priests call papal edict excommunicating them from church irrelevant

Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, recently declared that any women who was ordained, and the men who ordained them, would be excommunicated from the church.

However, a couple of women ordained Catholic priests in our area say the Pope’s revision of papal law is irrelevant to what is really happening in the alternative church.

Eileen McCafferty DiFranco was ordained in 2006.

“I’m an ordained Catholic priest. My ordination is valid, but it is illicit and I ‘excommunicated myself.’ What I like to say is, ordained women excommunicate themselves much like back in the olden days [when] women used to get themselves pregnant without benefit of man,” she said.

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