Female Priest Goes Ahead With Ceremony Despite Backlash

Michigan woman threatened with excommunication from the Catholic Church for having an ordination ceremony.
1:44 | 06/01/14

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The decorations are set in the music is ready for the first woman ever to be your day to brief the Michigan. A priest from the great water region of Roman Catholic women named -- -- deal with is getting ordained today. She tells me -- strong ties to the Catholic Church both born and baptized in Chicago and I -- -- out. -- and I grew up with -- district. It today she says she is ready to step up into -- position reserved only for men I think it was time for me to take that step. They step that many came out to watch her take even risking their own membership folks who were in -- that today the -- now with being excommunicated from the church. I hate to break. Just now -- Like me. Yeah applications are. Action and great -- how far you can't -- Also attended today's -- nation thinks the Catholic Church is being on they're. I don't know -- I have -- right. Why are going against him I'm just ER I mean this isn't -- -- -- Honolulu. Lillian Lewis -- needs to be restored back to the Catholic Church for that to happen she needs to be an ordained priests. I became. More and more aware and -- -- imbalance the imbalance that lack of women. It didn't may be caused this crisis but it really. Has made -- -- church wobbly and in just under an hour her dreams of becoming a priest became a reality. -- -- the -- being the eternal word at holy spirit. And peace -- with you.

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