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Stop Ordination of Female Episcopalian "Bishop" at Catholic Church

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On Saturday February 1, 2020 at 11am, St. Bede's Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA (bedeva.org) is allowing the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia to consecrate their new bishop, Susan Bunton Haynes inside a Catholic Church. 

This is highly disturbing given the fact that Ven. Pope Leo XIII solemnly declared Anglican ordinations to be "absolutely null and utterly void," and the Church has repeatedly reaffirmed the fact that women cannot receive the sacrament of ordination. Simulation of a sacrament is an excommunicable offense under canon law. Additionally, Canon 1210 asserts that only activities which "serve to exercise or promote worship, piety, and religion" are permitted in sacred spaces. 

We are asking for your signature to help convince His Excellency, Bishop Barry Knestout of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to stop this event and the desecration of one of his own parishes.

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia Location Change Announcement: http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/2279/ConsecrationRelocationrelease2020.pdf

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Location Change Announcement: https://richmonddiocese.org/bishop-knestout-statement-following-the-episcopal-diocese-of-southern-virginias-decision-to-change-consecration-location/

Link to Event: http://www.diosova.org/bishopsearch/article465734.htm

View Pastor's Response: https://www.bedeva.org/media/1/Letter%20-%20Episcopal%20Ordination.pdf

View Bishop Knestout's Response: https://richmonddiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Bishop-Knestout-letter-re-use-of-space-for-ordination-Jan-15-20201.pdf

Links to Previous Cases of Protestant "Ordinations" of Women in Catholic Churches (with Arguments Against the Use)

https://www.traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/A525-Method.htm?fbclid=IwAR1xmJdLXIhs8hb5UaDqVIz3HDfGydIJMWkZIGIiENymOQZr1GdNtKSaA94

https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2013/06/15/ecumenism-and-canon-law/?fbclid=IwAR2_uOPf59mlsVhZDFROxll9dIrwSbJB0-8D-yCJC_PKr1ONDEYQVZ0rWXA

Links to Previous Successful Campaigns Against Protestant Uses of Catholic Churches:

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/catholic-parish-to-host-episcopalian-service?fbclid=IwAR1lX-NiwWKsRUeLMe2ZLlZnDIxd35eNUkXQSCFuI7L6IYxa657t9ozn-pk

This Petition in the News:

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/an-act-of-charity-virginia-bishop-defends-parish-hosting-episcopalian-consecration-92025

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/protestant-female-bishop-to-be-consecrated-at-catholic-church

https://gloria.tv/post/ozDjar4a1bCe2JtVhwv6QmTvg?fbclid=IwAR3jdsISjuZXVAB9YDbnpK-2vMrwJwIza9Lrqizlt4rEzOHaiqoxSBul4I4

https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/01/15/an-act-of-charity-virginia-bishop-defends-parish-hosting-episcopalian-consecration/

https://wdtprs.com/2020/01/ask-father-use-of-a-catholic-church-for-the-ordination-of-woman-episcopalian-bishop/?fbclid=IwAR0OeUPFP2uPkE2B_lqz8sqRp0dwQp6rkDew5q-HPrs0bQA_RdfcPfLgM0E

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-bishop-defends-allowing-ordination-of-episcopalian-female-bishop-inside-catholic-church

https://www.complicitclergy.com/2020/01/16/bishop-knestout-defends-hosting-consecration-of-female-protestant-bishop/

https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-january-16-2020-hour-1/      (January 16, 2020 - Hour 1, Min 39.5)

https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/virginia-bishop-knestout-defends-parish-hosting-episcopalian-consecration

https://virtueonline.org/virginia-catholic-bishop-okays-consecration-ceremony-episcopal-bishopette-catholic-church



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