A member of the liturgy committee at a San Francisco parish was “ordained a deacon” on Saturday, June 23, according to the website of Roman Catholic Womenpriests. Participants in such sham ceremonies are automatically excommunicated, but the group has repeatedly rejected the ruling of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the subject.
The event took place at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, where Olivia Doko, “bishop” of the Western Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests, “ordained” Maria Eitz. According to the website of St. John of God Catholic Church in San Francisco, Eitz is a member of the parish’s Liturgy Committee. Now that Eitz has incurred automatic excommunication, it’s up to either Fr. Methodius Kiwale, administrator of the parish, or the Archbishop of San Francisco to determine whether she will be removed from her post on the committee.
Much of the direction at St. John of God is supplied by the church’s deacon, Brian Bromberger. The majority of the published sermons on the St. John of God website are his. Bromberger, who previously served at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer Parish, led St. John of God parishioners at San Francisco’s 2011 “Gay Pride” parade.
Trinity Episcopal has long provided space to a Roman Catholic Womenpriests group called “Sophia in Trinity” for twice-monthly liturgies led by “Womanpriest” and open lesbian Victoria Rue.
Over the past 18 months CalCatholic has published a number of articles documenting the “ordination” of women who serve, or have served, in Catholic parish ministries. Maureen Mancuso, an RCIA instructor at Christ the King parish in Pleasant Hill, was “ordained” a “womandeacon” by Doko on September 18, 2011 in Santa Barbara. “Ordained” as a “womandeacon” during the same event was open lesbian Jennifer O’Malley, who had served on the Ministry to Gay and Lesbian Catholics for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Her biography on the RCWP website notes that O’Malley “previously worked as a Coordinator of Youth ministry at a parish in the archdiocese of Los Angeles and was a program director for a national Catholic service learning program.”
According to the Autumn 2011 issue of GLOings, the newsletter of the LA archdiocese’s Ministry to Gay and Lesbian Catholics, O’Malley was one of seven persons receiving the “Lumen Christi” award at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood on Oct. 22, 2011 — after she had been “ordained,” and thereby, excommunicated.
Despite an explicit warning from the Vatican that participation in such sham ordinations results in automatic excommunication, Roman Catholic Womenpriests remains defiant. Posted prominently on the group’s website is the following statement: “Roman Catholic Womenpriests reject the penalty of excommunication issued by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith on May 29, 2008 stating that the women priests and the bishops who ordain them would be excommunicated latae sententiae. Roman Catholic Womenpriests are loyal members of the church who stand in the prophetic tradition of holy obedience to the Spirit’s call to change an unjust law that discriminates against women.”
According to a listing of “Projected Ordinations for 2012” on the RCWP website, another such ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 7 in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. No other details were provided.
this lady has done something very public (i.e., tried to get ‘ordained’) which excommunicated her. her pastor and her bishop cannot in good conscience let her continue to serve in leadership positions in her parish, nor receive holy communion, until and unless she recants, and is welcomed back into full communion with the church. if she stomped on a CONSECRATED HOST in public everyone would also know she was excommunicated, and she can’t just sashay up in line like nothing is wrong.
The Lord heard the cry of the poor. Shame on these women and the men and people who support this sacrilege. How does serving Jesus mean living one’s life serving self desires and ego? It’s hard enough being a Christian Catholic surrendering to God’s will – all the sneaking and false teaching coming out of my AD of San Francisco needs to stop already – the soul’s of God’s creation need a break!
If you REALLY want to see something nutty, Google the phrase “River Sims” and you will find a man who claims to be a Catholic priest right here in my San Francisco neighborhoodhood. It will boggle your mind!
What else can you expect? Churches do not NEED liturgy committees. Liturgists only cultivate novelty and liturgical abuse. I have never been to this parish but I bet the Novus Ordo Masses are extreme in Protestant-Catholic hybrid flavor: altar girls, lay ministers, communion in hand and “table” churches rather than “high altar” ones. And just look
at this woman. She resembles a Womanpriest type or even a radical social activisy Sister of St. Joseph in a stretch pant suit. .
Maria Eitz is no longer listed as a member of the liturgy committee on the website of St. John of God Catholic Church San Francisco.
she isn’t listed as the PASTOR now, i hope?
No. There are 3 other names also removed from the list, comparing a cached page from June with the current page.
I just checked their website of St. John of John Parish in San Francisco, and if you go to pictures for 2012 you will find one very curious photograph in which the poor priest from African is shoved off to the right, barely visible, while the space between the altar and the tabernacle is filled with a big black music stand and various people who seem to be choir members.
As one can also spot a chalice and a Roman Missal on the altar, it seems pretty clear that this picture was taken during Mass, which makes it all the more horrific. Why did these people shove the priest aside to the corner so they could “perform” whatever in the world they are performing? The African pastor must think he has arrived on Mars…
friend of mine used to be members of st john of god parish and they tell me they used GRAPE JUIICE instead of wine to not offend anybody. kooky.
That’s not good.
no, it’s a quite peculiar place.
they chased away a poor old filpino pastor who was sent there because they dind’t want him to use the words HE, HIM, SON, LORD, FATHER, etc., to avoid insulting the non-males.
give me a break!!!