Originally posted by DoctorScribbles http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/05/30/vatican.women.priests/index.html
Anybody who attempts to subvert it will henceforth be excommunicated. For being God's very Rock upon the earth, it sure does kick a lot of people out of church.
This is nothing new. Before this declaration, the woman and bishop received automatic excommunication because of the schismatic nature of the ordination. Cardinal Lavada has only clarified the nature of the excommunication.
I am interested to know whether the womenpriests organisation has established any parishes. Exactly where is their ministry?
EDIT: It is important to note that these excommunicated women have not been kicked out of church. Unlike the autistic boy, they are still expected to attend Mass (though they cannot participate.) Contrarily, the autistic boy should still receive the sacraments, though these women cannot.
Originally posted by josephw I've been excommunicated. It didn't hurt at all. I think they should excommunicate everyone and restart the church. Then, only those who agree with the pope can join back up.