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UPDATE: Rorate Caeli can now confirm that Norma Jean Coon is now attending the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Anne's Catholic Church in San Diego -- a flourishing FSSP parish. She is not yet receiving the sacraments.
American "woman deacon" formally renounces her error ...


Most people saw the reports that, in 2007, Norma Jean Coon pretended to be ordained to the Catholic diaconate as part of a group called Roman Catholic Women Priests.

What you most likely haven't seen thus far, since coverage of part two of the story has been nonexistent, is that Coon has renounced her phony ordination, separated herself from the heretical group, apologized for the scandal she caused and publicly begged the forgiveness of Jesus and His Blessed Mother.

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51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glory to God!

Anonymous said...

God bless her for her humility and courage.

Cruise the Groove. said...

God bless Miss Coon and welcome back into the Church.

"There is more rejoicing in heaven..."

Anonymous said...

A rare form of humility in the church, if only some of those so called theologians would have some!

Christopher J. Paulitz said...

Her humility and ability to flat-out say "I was wrong, I sinned and I'm sorry," especially after taking such a public stance, is truly amazing.

We could all learn a lot from this.

Anonymous said...

Indeed, this is a great grace for all of us to witness. As Cruise notes, imagine the chorus of heavenly host rejoicing over this one. Such a rare thing to see and so nice to see her invoke the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary in her act of contrition.

May God bless her with perseverance in grace until death.

Neophyte

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Let's hope that she informs Rome of the 3 male German Bishops that tried to "ordain" her.

Anonymous said...

Her humility is edifying and so refreshing these days. God reward and bless this dear woman. What a tremendous grace she has received that was not given to her in vain.

Christopher, quite right. We could ALL learn a lot from this.

Blessed be God! Perhaps the other misguided women will follow suit.

Delphina

Anonymous said...

Amazing nowadays.
But great!
No wonder why her renunciation is nonexistent for the press and for the heretical groups.
God allows things to happen for a higher purpose. Who knows.
M.M.

Anonymous said...

Bless you Mrs. Coon. I'm sure the National Anti-Catholic Reporter is now in deep mourning.

Joey Belleza said...

Laudetur Iesus Christus!

Anonymous said...

Deo gratias!

Anonymous said...

...Let's hope that she informs Rome of the 3 male German Bishops that tried to "ordain" her...

Do you mean to tell me those dogs are still functioning as Catholic bishops?!

Elizabeth from Sussex said...

GOd bless her and her family.

MOOPs said...

You're the tops Miss Coon! Vatican II stinks!

Hope Springs Eternal said...

Her public announcement definitely required fortitude. She will be remembered in my Rosary.

Elizabeth Duran Gessner said...

We all make mistakes. I'm glad she was humble enough to admit her mistake. She's got a whole new life ahead of her now. I will be praying for her.

Louis E. said...

She was not present at the clandestine ordination of "Womanbishop" Patricia Fresen who gave her her "womandiaconate"...she may well not know the name of the three prelates.It is unclear as to whether any of them were actually of the Roman obedience,I have heard that the catacomb bishop Dusan Spiridion Spiner,who functions only as a parish priest after his unauthorized consecration as a young man in 1979,but IS of the Roman obedience,intended to participate but was delayed by a traffic jam.

Long-Skirts said...

How the Angels must be rejoicing. May God and His Blessed Mother reward her!!!

Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

Will she go back to the Novus Ordo, and become a Eucharistic Minister/Lector/Spiritual Advisor/priestette?

Or will she put on her veil, submit to the cross, and attend the Tridentine Mass?

Obedience does not mean disobeying less.

*

Anonymous said...

St Michael Come to Our Defense:

Why have her stop there? She needs to become a sedevacantist who recognizes the Pseudo-Pope Benedict is the Antichrist.

Then she can join our little band of the real Christians and not those pagans who pretend to be "Catholic" in Amchurch and Romechurch!

Jack said...

\\Will she go back to the Novus Ordo, and become a Eucharistic Minister/Lector/Spiritual Advisor/priestette?

Or will she put on her veil, submit to the cross, and attend the Tridentine Mass?

Obedience does not mean disobeying less.\\

As women can do these things in the Ordinary form, she would not be acting in LESS disobedience (though she might do well to refrain from doing them).

And why need she attend the Extraordinary form as opposed to, oh, the Maronite or Chaldean or Byzantine liturgies to make a point?

Anonymous said...

Judge not, that you may not be judged...

I believe she is attending the Extraordinary Form in San Diego, but not receiving the sacraments.

Anonymous said...

Deference to the See of Peter and the authority of the Church - the Catholic obligation. God bless her.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 18:16

Are you certain of this? If so, that is good news indeed.

Sometimes we have to spiritually bottom out before the light bulb (courtesy of the Holy Ghost) goes off in our pea brains.

Veronica

Johannes said...

I too wonder where these German bishops are, who they are and what has been done by Benedictvs or Rome concerning them. I doubt immensely that they were not Catholic. No German heretics claim to have bishops. The Easterns are better than our leaders on such things; they would not be ordaining our women to be bishops and deacons. It castrates the credibility of moves like the excommunication of Lefebvre for ordaining validly consecrated priests without the bishop of Rome's permission while German bishops can reject the candidates given to them and ordain who they please - even apparently women - without any comparable or significant reaction.

I as well thought it awkward that she was apologizing for serving at Mass. It is sin and scandal requiring penance and action from Rome no less to do so as a pseudo-deacon - it is inclusive, legitimate and approved by Rome to do so as an extraordinary minister?

Anonymous said...

Veronica,

She attends the E.F. in San Diego.

Anonymous 18:16

Anonymous said...

Given how Rome has handled the those who perform or even attend functions involving the "ordinations" of women--remember that Maryknoll priest and the complaints about his excommunication from the lefties?--I doubt they know the identity of the bishops who tried to ordain the woman in question. For all we know, she's just bs-ing anyway. Coon didn't seem to be privy to that information either.

Dilly said...

The "line" of ordination is describes as
Coon "ordained by" Patricia fresen
who was "ordained" by
Gisela foster.

Then Wiki takes up the tale (I won't add " " marks - but you can assume I would if I could.

Forster and six others were ordained priests by Independent Catholic Bishop Rómulo Antonio Braschi, a former Roman Catholic bishop from Argentina who left the Roman Catholic Church out of disagreement with the anti-liberation theology of the Vatican to join the Catholic Apostolic Charismatic Church of “Jesus the King”.

Anonymous said...

Laudetur Jesus Christus!

Ben Vallejo said...

Let's us pray that Dr Katherine Jefferts-Schori does the same!

Anonymous said...

Yay that's my parish

Cruise the Groove. said...

"Will she go back to the Novus Ordo, and become a Eucharistic Minister/Lector/Spiritual Advisor/priestette?

Or will she put on her veil, submit to the cross, and attend the Tridentine Mass?"

Good call Pablo!

Jack said...

\\Let's us pray that Dr Katherine Jefferts-Schori does the same!\\

What exactly would that accomplish?

There are still bishopesses in the Episcopal Church.

Anonymous said...

"What exactly would that accomplish?"
__

Jack,
Can you imagine the head of one of the most (if not "the" most) liberal heretic groups today converting to the True Faith and renouncing to her errors?
Would you still ask what exactly would that accomplish?
M.M.

Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

Anonymous said...
St Michael Come to Our Defense:

Why have her stop there? She needs to become a sedevacantist who recognizes the Pseudo-Pope Benedict is the Antichrist.

Anonymous, Judas was a Priest and a Bishop. He received the Blessed Sacrament.

If a Pope behaves as a Priest of Judas’s priesthood, or if he is a Priest for Christ is a matter for the Lord to decide.

Christ did not judge Judas here; Judas hung himself, unrepentant, with his own rope of sin.

Upon his death he was judged.

So it shall also be for all of us, not just the ‘pretend’ Popes as arrogant, prideful sedevacantists claim.

Sedevacantism is the petrol in a vehicle driving souls to Hell.

It’s just another way of denying the Divinity of Christ.

It’s another tool in the Devil’s bag of tricks.

Dear Jack,

She came from that area; I realize those are options.

Thanks for pointing those options out.

Many people that are tired of the Novus Ordo, or are being attacked by the whitened sepulchers of the SSPX now know through your suggestion, there are other places to hid behind the Blessed Sacrament.

God be with you.

“…judge not and you shall…”

If this woman and her actions were not judged and acted upon she would be in your local Church baptizing your children.

*

Andreas said...

\\ \\Let's us pray that Dr Katherine Jefferts-Schori does the same!\\

What exactly would that accomplish?\\

Well, it might lead her to salvation. And it might serve as an example for others.

Christopher J. Paulitz said...

Jack, as my old senator used to say, we're just laying brick.

Every person that sees the light makes a difference.

Cruise the Groove. said...

The Holy Father just released a directory stating that FSSPX confessions are valid and their Mass's fulfill the Holy Day obligation!!!

Hope Springs Eternal said...

Jack-

St. Paul speaks of all Christians as members of Christ's Mystical Body. And as Her members, each of us struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Because of this mystical union, the sufferings and joys of each member of the Church affect the whole Mystical Body: "And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with it; or if one member glory, all the members rejoice with it" (1 Cor 12:26).

As an example, if a person's leg, which is a member of the body, is severely injured (through mortal sin), the whole body cannot move about very easily and struggles. However, once the leg is healed (through repentance and grace), it can once again serve its intended purpose.

This is a very simplified explanation of how the sins of each member affect us as a whole.

We must REJOICE for Miss Coon and pray for the return of others, even Katharine Jefferts-Schori.

Pedro said...

Blessed be God! Blessed be His holy Name! May her conversion last until the day of her death, and may she receive the reward of the saints! May we all give the angels cause for rejoicing as she did! May the graces she received be multiplied among all her fellow parishioners! Laus tibi Domine Rex æternæ gloriæ!

Jay said...

This lovely lady is obviously straight person, therefore much more open and co-operating with God's grace than most of the so-called women-priests who are very often of homosexual orientation. She is very lucky. I hope she will stay firm in her conviction of her previous errors.

Anonymous said...

Terrifically graced change of heart showing wonderful, and rare humility. But why the bit about she is 'not yet receiving the sacraments'? You've lost me here - unless that is an implied reference to her sin being a reserved sin, if it was. But...a bit of an invasive blurt, non?

Tony for Oz

Jordanes551 said...

Yes, her sin was one of the especially grievous ones, whose remission is reserved to the Holy See. Until the pope grants remission, she can't even go to confession. This beautiful public renunciation is an essential part of the process of her reconciliation with the Church.

Ben Vallejo said...

Jack, one lost sheep even in a primatial mitre she has not right to, but found is enough for our Lord!

Cruise the Groove said...

"Until the pope grants remission, she can't even go to confession."


Jordanes, or anyone,

Speaking of the above, is it true that only a bishop can remove an excommunication and that this is what happened to the FSSPX bishops?

The question I have that has been bothering me for a while is, since the only thing that changed individually for the FSSPX bishops with the nullification of the excomms is that these 4 can now go to confesion.
But is this really the case, really?
Does anyone think that they will go to confession to non-FSSPX priests say FSSP priests or diocesan priests?
They might, I do not know, but I do not think it is likely.

Christopher J. Paulitz said...

Jordanes is correct. She's in the process, through her diocese, of having her excommunication lifted.

The only way, until Rome acts, that she could receive the sacraments would be on her death bed.

Louis E. said...

Braschi is known to have been involved in the "womanpriest" ordinations,but the bishops who consecrated "womanbishops" have not been publicly identified to spare them the penalties they thereby incurred.It is claimed that they were under the RC obedience,unlike Braschi.
(Similar,of course,to Father Kelly of the SSPV not revealing his consecration by Bishop Mendez until after Bishop Mendez was dead,though Father Kelly was not automatically ineligible as the women were).

Christopher J. Paulitz said...

"Speaking of the above, is it true that only a bishop can remove an excommunication and that this is what happened to the FSSPX bishops?"

No, a bishop cannot remove the excommunication -- they can only suspend it in a matter of near death.

Only Rome can lift an excommunication.

David L Alexander said...

"The Holy Father just released a directory stating that FSSPX confessions are valid and their Mass's fulfill the Holy Day obligation!!!"

And without any form of documentation or verification, we're just automatically going to believe this. (Well, some of you might, but I'd like to see something more than the usual sanctimony.)

Cruise the Groove. said...

David, little David.
Calm down, its only a bad joke.

A man can be sooner saved being a non-Catholic than the FSSPX will be regularised ever.