She rents space from a Methodist church on Sunday nights to celebrate what she imagines is Mass. Bishop Robert Brom of San Diego advised her last Aug. 8 that she is under interdiction for the illicit "ordination" and therefore may not receive the sacraments.
The article says, "As a graduate student in the early 1970s, [Mrs.] Via was influenced by feminist theologians like Rosemary Ruether and Mary Daly." That figures.
But the article leaves out a lot: Who "ordained" her, what her husband and two grown sons think of her make-believe, do people call her "Father" or "Ma'am" or what?
The article quotes Cardinal Avery Dulles on priestesses:
“For an analogy in the secular sphere you might imagine that I could get a friend to swear me in as governor of New York. Would that make me governor?”