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Woman claims to be Long Island’s first female Catholic priest

September 18, 2013

Long Island has apparently got is first female priest. At least, according to Newsday, Eda Lorello claims to be. Lorello may claim to be a priest, but she certainly is not one within the Roman Catholic Church.

Lorello, from Sag Harbor, does not want her age disclosed. Oh, and she’s also a grandmother. This is another puzzling detail, for not only are priests supposed to be men, but in the Roman Catholic Church, they’re supposed to be celibate as part of this higher vocation.


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