|The all-new cattle barn theme at Sacred Heart Cathedral|
|Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester before renovations.|
|Sr. Joan, Pastoral Administrator and member of the Women's Ordination Conference, assisting Bishop Clark|
|St. Mary's of Rochester. Homemade Eucharistic bread and glass vessels for the Precious Blood.|
|Liturgical dancer Mariana M. carries the Book of the Gospels during the Chrism Mass.|
|"Christa Cross" - photo taken at St. Mary's in Rochester - the figure on the processional cross is 'transgendered'; clearly the body of a female yet there is a beard. More can be seen here.|
Unfortunately, 'Christa Cross' continues to be used as seen in this picture from Easter, 2013:
*From a Womens Ordination Conference article following the Vatican's 'announcement' that women will never be ordained within the Catholic Church:
"If WOC is thinking about giving up the agenda of renewing the church, where does that leave everybody who has been trying so hard?" wailed Sister Nancy DeRycke, another Rochester SSJ. "For 20 years we've been saying 'It's our church!' We can't just drop it and start something else from scratch! Schism isn't the only way! Ordination doesn't have to mean subordination."
Ms. DeRycke is no longer a 'sister' and is a Pastoral Associate at St. Pius X parish in Rochester. On their website, she shares:
"I am delighted to be with you at St. Pius X, promoting and encouraging the spiritual growth of the parish through the RCIA to help those wanting to become Catholic or be baptized, confirmed, celebrate Eucharist, or renew their faith as Catholics. And organize marriage and baptism preparation, and Welcoming Committee to provide a warm welcome for new parishioners."
*On April 29, 1982, three years into his reign as bishop of Rochester, Matthew Clark published a pastoral letter, Fire in the Thornbush: A Pastoral Letter on Women in the Church, in which he presented his vision for a more "inclusive" Church. Read the document linked above, and then look to the DOR and see what happens when women become Pastors and Priests become Sacramental Ministers. His plan as Bishop has torn the DOR to shreds.