California Woman to Become Priest Against Church Wishes

Maureen Mancuso, 59, likely to eventually be excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church for her actions.
2:04 | 05/04/13

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More agreement -- of ceremonies like a teenager before prom night trying out the best in and she'll Wear during her holy ceremony. The first female priest to be ordained in northern California. And nearly 2000 years. That's how long ago Jesus selected his disciples. 59 year old man who also says she received -- that call from god -- years ago even before obtaining a master's of divinity. From the Jesuit School of Theology. -- yeah. CE. Alleged doe -- is the bishop -- -- power. She's one of nine female bishops in the world and Diana Whalen also a priest came from Washington State to witness the ceremony. My -- joy about being bishop is to be able to ordain other women into the priest -- That's like wow for me -- became a priest in 2010. It's right up there with the birth of my children and my wedding. -- it was an amazing amazing time. Of coming into. Who I -- the movement to ordain women began. Eleven years ago in Germany today there are about 150. Of them -- around the world. This is -- man -- -- will be ordained the Lafayette Christian church it's not a Catholic Church because that would go against Canon law. We don't recognize that as solid ordination. Pray for those people are afraid that they return. To the -- of the Roman Catholic Church. Some of these so called dissidents of the Catholic Church are being featured in mainstream magazine -- All the women who are ordained. They've been called by god it and if we are being called by god. Who are meant to say we are not. Mend Caruso will eventually be excommunicated. By the Roman Catholic Church. That something she says she can live way. In San Ramon -- Melendez ABC 7 NEWS.

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