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)
Links to Previous Successful Campaigns Against Protestant Uses of Catholic Churches:
This Petition in the News:
https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-january-16-2020-hour-1/ (January 16, 2020 - Hour 1, Min 39.5)
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