Peterborough priest Ed Cachia excommunicated.
Peterborough, ON -- Suspended priest Ed Cachia challenged the Church's teaching in his support for women priests List of women priests-In many denominations the ordination of women is a new phenomenon. This is true enough that those so ordained gain some attention. This list deals with that and will include female Bishops as well, but due to historical differences deaconesses will not be in the summer of 2005. (see C.I., Dec. 2005, pp. 26-27).
On April 2, 2006, he held an inaugural service for his own new church, named Christ the Servant. The service was attended by some 450 people with schismatic schis·mat·ic
Of, relating to, or engaging in schism.
One who promotes or engages in schism.
schis·mat Catholics being bussed in from Rochester, N.Y., and Montreal, QC. At the close of the week Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis issued a pastoral letter pointing out that under Canon Law canon law, in the Roman Catholic Church, the body of law based on the legislation of the councils (both ecumenical and local) and the popes, as well as the bishops (for diocesan matters). the priest was now excommunicated and that Catholics may not attend the schismatic services on pain of sin. Such services as General Absolution absolution
In Christianity, a pronouncement of forgiveness of sins made to a person who has repented. This rite is based on the forgiveness that Jesus extended to sinners during his ministry. announced for Palm Sunday and other occasions are invalid as well as illicit.