Roman Catholic Womenpriests maintain that women’s ordinations are valid but illicit (against Canon Law 1024). Our first bishops were ordained by a male bishop in apostolic succession.
Statement on Apostolic Succession
The ordinations of Roman Catholic Womenpriests are valid because of our apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church. The principal consecrating Roman Catholic male bishops who ordained our first women bishops are bishops with apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church. Therefore, our bishops validly ordain deacons, priests and bishops. Consequently, all qualified candidates, including baptized ministers and priests from other Christian traditions, who are presented to our bishops for ordination are ordained by the laying on of hands in apostolic succession in the Roman Catholic Church. The ordination rite has all the same essential parts as the rite used for male candidates and deacon
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USA-West San Diego Priest Ordination 2020
1 February 2020
Place: San Diego, California
Presiding Bishops: +Jane Via and +Suznne Thiel
Priest: Kori Pacyniak
USA-Great Waters Episcopal Ordination 2020
25 April 2020
Place: Springfield, Illinois
Presiding Bishops: TBA
Bishop-elect: Mary Keldermans
USA-East Morristown Priest Ordination 2020
2 May 2020
Place: Morristown, New Jersey
Presiding Bishop: +Jean Marchant
Projected Priests: TBA
Setting: Holy Redeemer Church
Ordination to the Priesthood
Dianne Willman was ordained a priest on January 19, 2019
(Presiding bishop was Patricia Fresen)
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