Christ said that there was more joy in Heaven over one repentant sinner than over 99 just. Well, we are all sinners, of course, to larger or smaller extents. But Our Lord’s words come to mind with the news of the conversion and public repudiation by a former (not really) deacon who was (fake) ordained by the heretical gals over at the creatively named “Roman Catholic Womenpriests” gang.

I wasn’t going to post this, as many bloggers already have, but I just can’t get over how great the mercy of God is in our lives. This woman, Norma Jean Coon, has made her repentance and repudiation of her actions public, and it deserves to get to the seven readers who may not have seen it. Praise God!


I wish to renounce the alleged ordination and publicly state that I did not act as a deacon as a part of this group except on two occasions, when I read the gospel once at mass and distributed communion once at this same mass. I withdrew from the program within two weeks of the ceremony because I realized that I had made a mistake in studying for the priesthood. I confess to the truth of Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis . I confess the authority of the Holy Father on these issues of ordination and recognize that Christ founded the ordination only for men.

Formally, I relinquish all connection to the program of Roman Catholic Women Priests and I disclaim the alleged ordination publicly with apologies to those whose lives I have offended or scandalized by my actions. I ask God’s blessings upon each of these folks and their families.

She makes this prayer:

Holy God, I ask your blessings on my Bishop and my pastor and priests in Rome who have assisted me in the process of being re-instated into the Roman Catholic Church and I forsake all connection with the Roman Catholic Women Priests program via Internet or otherwise.

I thank you for the efforts of my family in my behalf and ask for Jesus’ Light and Love to pour over my husband of 47 years and my five children.

Forgive me my Beloved Jesus and Mother Mary for pursuing my own will in this matter of ordination and as I consecrate myself to your Divine Will through the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I ask you to pour out Light and Love upon any who have placed themselves outside of your Love and Light Bless us, O Lord, for these thy gifts and place us in the Heart of the Father, as we pray for more priests to serve in our church and for vocations to enrich our Church in the United States.

Forgive us for failing in obedience and enrich us in your Holy Love, I pray through Jesus and Mary. Fiat+


P.S. The story is that she’s attending an FSSP apostolate. Don’t tell Rose and Elsie– it would blow their minds.