|NJ woman ordained as a priest in controversial ceremony|
It's tempting to snigger at the poor deluded soul you see in this video who now thinks she is a Catholic priest. In the end, however, it is more appropriate to feel sadness, for not only has she not been "ordained," she is automatically excommunicated for attempting it.
The video, from the Newark Star-Ledger, at least attempts to present both sides, thus is far better than most media accounts concerning shenanigans like this, which seem to take the stand anyone can become a Catholic priest, regardless what the Catholic Church might have to say about it. I do wish, though, the media would not use the word "controversial" to describe women's ordination in the Catholic Church, for to the Church, it is simply impossible: "the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women," thus is no more controversial than declaring pigs can't fly.