...another step on the path
to the ordination of women
Sister Pierrette Thiffault, a woman playing priest.
Sister Pierrette Thiffault of Témiscamingue celebrated a marriage this weekend, a first in Lorrainville, Abitibi-Témiscamingue for the Catholic Church, as the celebrant for a Novus Ordo mess. Sister Pierrette wrote the Vatican asking for permission to witness marriages, after all she has been baptizing since 1984 in Latulipe and Moffet, so why not marriage too? (The local bishop granted her the privilege to baptize.) She told the local press, “I can not marry. I am not ordained and it is not in my function.” Well, it wasn’t until she received a letter from the Congregatio de Cultu Divino et Disciplina Sacramentorum (The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments) on 23 May 2017 granting her permission to preside over a marriage ceremony. Thiffault said of the letter, “When I got the answer, I felt a responsibility and a great dignity.” Thiffault sees great importance in this, “It is a great service to the Church, but to me too. It is an opening for women in our milieu, but also in the diocese.” There’s a reason Pierrette Thiffault was given the nickname ‘pastor’ by her bishop, Dorylas Moreau .
Sister Pierrette performing a baptism in an unidentified church.
Did they get to meet Francis?
Can you find the twisted sister?
‘I now pronounce you husband and wife...’