And it gets better. This happened to ME.
I went to confession this past Saturday, and as I was the last person in line, our pastor asked afterward if he could talk to me about how a particular segment of the local community was handling the local news that a woman in town is planning to be participate in a ceremony she says will result in her being an ordained Catholic priest. So we had a discussion about local reaction, I left, and piled into the car with my son to do an errand.
Mulling over our conversation, and mulling, and mulling some more, I suddenly realized that a cop was behind me with the flashing red lights, and I'm assuming Pentecost hasn't come early. I pulled over, and the nice police officer said "Ma'am...do you even know why I am pulling you over?" --Um, because I am inherently disturbed by bad Catholic teaching and practice and the way it divides communities? I dismissed articulating that answer rather quickly, smiled, and said, "Honestly, no."
43 in a 30 mph.
(sic's first comment when I got home and shared the news: "Well, that's a sin now.... You have to go back!" Geez, that state of grace felt great for two minutes.)
The cop was kind enough to make it a city ticket rather than a state ticket...so it's $40 rather than $134. God's providence, no doubt.
But I think Womenpriests should pay for my ticket, darn it.
p.s. I'm still very swamped with grading, so posting will be light for the next week.
p.p.s. If anyone uses the midrash box to hash out grievances against this organization, raise and settle the debate around who is ordained, the state of the Church, liberal/conservative trash talk, or more, I will delete the comment. I'm getting enough of this locally this week! All sweetness and light on this blog....