A woman was ordained as a priest in a Brecksville church on Saturday, a move certainly not endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church.
According to Cleveland.com, some 200 people attended the Brecksville United Church of Christ as Ann Poelking Klonowski was ordained a priest, through sponsorship of the Great Waters Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests.
That organization has been holding its own ordinations since 2002.
Klonowski's entire family joined the congregation applauding her introduction, according to the report.
Klonowski and Roman Catholic Womenpriests consider themselves Catholic and not part of a separatist movement. They believe that that acceptance by the church will eventually happen.
But for now, the Vatican has decreed that "attempted sacred ordination of a woman" is a “grave crime,” accompanied by automatic excommunication, according to Cleveland.com.