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Friday, July 28, 2006

Secret woman priest


Jean Marie Marchant of Framingham says she doesn't know where her secret ordination as a Catholic priest will lead her, but there's a hunger out there for people to be "ministered to in an inclusive fashion."

Marchant, 61, a native of Waltham, is the former official at the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston who resigned after revealing that she was ordained as a priest in a ceremony last year in Canada, the Globe reports today.

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley has repeatedly said that women cannot be ordained as priests. Last year, church officials announced that seven women ordained by the same movement would be excommunicated. But Marchant hasn't been sanctioned by the archdiocese.


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