A Chicago woman, who devoted her life to the Catholic Church and advocated that the Church accept women as priests, died on May 17, 2010, and now she is being denied a Catholic burial by the Church.
Janine Denomme, 45, was ordained a priest in April 2010 by a group called Roman Catholic Women Priests.
The Archdiocese of Chicago says Denomme automatically separated herself from the Catholic Church when she participated in "the simulation of the sacrament of Holy Orders." In other words, she brought excommunication upon herself by becoming a Catholic "priest."
Consequently, Denomme's funeral mass will be held at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, Illinois, according to the Huffington Post website.