On August 23rd, 2007, Archbishop John Vlazny of the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, responded within the Catholic Sentinel to a news story found in the Oregonian reporting that a Catholic woman, Toni Tortorilla, was ordained the first Roman Catholic woman priest within the state of Oregon. In his statement, Archbishop Vlazny assured Catholics within his diocese that “there was no ordination of a Roman Catholic priest at Zion United Church of Christ in Gresham on July 28” , nearly one month earlier.
Well, there was another non-ordination of a Roman Catholic priest (reportedly) at the same Zion United Church of Christ in Gresham, Oregon, on June 7th, 2008. Ten days ago…
Same sect member Bridget Mary confirmed the illicit protestant ceremony on her blog in which Ruth Boeski joined her partner Toni Tortorilla as now excommunicated former Catholics. The same couple also made news following their same sex marriage in 2004 as recorded here by the Oregon Historical Society–which explains the rainbow stoles worn above.
Participants in this year’s phoney ordination, according to Bridget Mary, included: Ruth Broeski in the middle standing next to first U.S. bishop, Dana Reynolds and Sandra DeMaster in deacon stole. Also in picture are priests: on far right Suzanne Thiel and Toni Tortorilla. on far left next to Deacon Sandra DeMaster is Juanita Cordero.
Intentional Disrespect of the Sacrament of Holy Orders
Archbishop Vlazny went on further within his 2007 statement within the Catholic Sentinel, saying, “Even though Catholics were involved, the claim that it was a Catholic ceremony is wrong but, hopefully, not intentionally disrespectful of a sacrament which we Catholics regard as a precious treasure, one for which we are called to exercise reverent and faithful stewardship.”
Well, this time there is no mistaking that the ceremony was intentionally disrespectful of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the will of Christ which we Catholics “do” regard as a precious treasure. But more so, still, in the fact that this latest folly was intentionally disrepectful toward our own Archbishop, whom on the same day was consecrating “authentic priests” at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland.
The Bottom Line
Selfishness, envy, power, pride, secrecy, disobedience to legitimate authority and serious personal sin that threatens one’s own eternal salvation are all clear signs of the obscure leader of this sect–the Father of lies… Although, I doubt that these would “recognize him” as such.
Beware little children. Beware.
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