halleliua, I didn't see anywhere in the article where the Roman Catholic diocese of Boston was taking a stand in favor of women's ordination. I did, however see where one of the women involved stated that: "I've always seen my role as to stay within the church and to push the boundaries." Since when did our role as members of the Church involve "pushing" any ecclesiastical boundaries? Of course, regarding the alleged ordination , I can't find the name of the supposed Bishop involved, but as far as I can determine she was "ordained" by a female bishop involved with a group that traces their roots to seven women in Europe who were "ordained" by an excommunicated Catholic priest named Braschi (founder of the Catholic Apostolic Charismatic Church) who, in turn, had been "consecrated" by a bishop of the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church and another from the Free Catholic Church. Not exactly sterling credentials. An interesting aside, this is related to the Roman Catholic (Augustinian) belief in an "indelible mark" that supposedly occurs when one is ordained or consecrated, whereby an excommunicated priest or bishop still has the power to conduct valid but illicit sacraments. According to the Roman view, a priest could renounce the faith and become a Satanist, yet still possesses the power to perform the Eucharist, etc. (as if the Holy Spirit is bound to operate at such a person's command). The Eastern Churches take the Cyprianic view, namely, that the ability to perform the sacraments only exists within the Church. Ergo, if a priest or bishop removes himself from the Church (or is given the boot), he no longer can perform any sacraments.