And while we’re on the topic of women priests, the New York Times reports:
VATICAN CITY — In its most significant revision to church law since a sex abuse crisis hit the United States a decade ago and roared back from remission in Europe this spring, the Vatican on Thursday issued new internal rules making it easier to discipline priests who have sexually abused minors.
But in a move that infuriated victims’ groups and put United States bishops on the defensive, it also codified “the attempted ordination of women” to the priesthood as one of the church’s most grave crimes, along with heresy, schism and pedophilia.
Terrific news! This means we’ll soon be hearing about how the Vatican spent decades looking the other way as thousands of women around the world were being secretly ordained by Roman Catholic priests.