Excommunication threatened for anyone attending ordination of female


WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A West Michigan Catholic bishop is informing parishioners they can be excommunicated if they take part in an ordination ceremony this weekend.

The reason for the harsh warning is the person being ordained is a woman.

Local Catholic leaders say this could cause great confusion with in the church.

In his weekly newsletter Bishop Paul Bradley reminded parishioners that if they take part they can be kicked out of the church.

He called it a “simulation” ceremony and said church members must confess if they were there before receiving sacraments of the church.

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