Monday, February 27, 2006
Mother Dagmar re-emerges
This story originated from a post at Seminarian Patrick Gallagher's blog, Veritas nunquam perit.
He describes the latest doings of Ohio's former first lady, Dagmar Braun Celeste, more recently "ordained" by a renegade, ex-Catholic bishop.
His post is hilarious; no comment is necessary on that.
Back already? Okay, so Mr. Gallagher's post gets me curious; what else has been going on with "Mother" Dagmar?
So I google her; and I find an interview with the priestess at the Ohio Free Times
"Are you still a practicing Roman Catholic?
I abide not being able to take communion, but what has happened is that ordinary lay people bring me communion. I have not felt deprived of the sacrament particularly, even though that is the intent of the excommunication. My priesthood is more important in terms of presence than in terms of presiding. What's really important is to empower people to nurture each other."
Umm . . . if she's a valid, Catholic priest, why would she need anyone to bring her communion?
Really, this is just too funny; alas, I am not good enough to satirize this. Perhaps those lovable smart alecs at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping can do it justice?