Can you say, Excommunicated?
March 14, 2008
Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, MO
has declared the excommunications of “priestesses”
Rose Hudson and Elsie McGrath and “bishop” Patricia Fresen
The decree declares as follows: that McGrath, Hudson and Fresen have incurred the censure of excommunication latae sententiae [the censure is incurred automatically ] for the crime of schism, that upon McGrath, Hudson and Fresen is imposed the ferendae sententiae [the censure is imposed] censure of interdict [the denial of the sacraments of the Church] for the crime of pertinacious rejection of a truth of the faith after admonition by the Ordinary; and, that upon Fresen is imposed the ferendae sententiae censure of excommunication for the crime of simulation of the sacrament of Holy Orders. The decree warns the faithful that Catholics are forbidden to receive any sacraments from them. It states clearly that these women are not to be allowed communion from any minister of Holy Communion. They are not to receive absolution without public retraction of their crimes and repentance, and that they are not to be allowed any other sacrament, including Christian burial.