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Nuns Excommunicated For Believing The Virgin Mary Has Reincarnated

By Pamela Jean     Sep 27, 2007 in World
6 nuns in Little Rock, Arkansas have been excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Seems the women believe the founder of their sect, Marie Paule Giguereis, is the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary - and that God speaks directly through her.
In a move that has never been taken in the Church's 165 year history, the Vatican has stated that the Canadian sect known as "The Army Of Mary", which was formed in 1971, has been officially excommunicated from the Catholic church.
The Reverend J. Gaston Hebert, the diocese administrator, said he notified 6 nuns residing in Little Rock, Arkansas of the decision Tuesday night after they refused to recant the teachings of the Canadian sect. The Church believes the practices of the sect are heretical. Church officials removed the sacraments from the monastery on Tuesday night.
Excommunication bars the nuns from participating in the church liturgy and receiving communion or other sacraments. Hebert indicated that the church has known for years that the nuns were following the sect, but chose not to take action, instead encouraging the nuns to return to the fold.
"It is a painfully historic moment for this church," Hebert said, regarding the Vatican's decision.
"We are at peace and we know that for us we are doing the right thing," Sister Mary Theresa Dionne, an 82-year-old nun which belongs to the sect said. "We pray that the Church will open their eyes before it is too late. This is God's work through Mary, the blessed mother, and we're doing what we're asked to do."
She went on to state that she doesn't know for certain if the founder is actually the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary, but she does believe that God speaks directly through her.
"She is doing only what God and Mary tells her to do," Dionne said.
Calls to a spokesperson for The Army of Mary in Quebec were answered by a fax tone.
Apparently "Mary" isn't taking calls at this time........
What next for the Catholic church? As if all of the priests molesting children wasn't bad enough, now we find out they have a woman that thinks she is the Virgin Mary reincarnated, who then forms her own sect in which her nuns worship her as though she were God, and it takes the Church 36 years to tell them to stop?!
Give me a break.
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