Wednesday, September 13, 2006
As a San Diego deputy district attorney Jane Via is sworn to uphold the law by day but on her own time, Via is breaking laws of another kind. Via is one of about 15 women who have flouted Catholic canon law by joining the priesthood. Since her illicit ordination, she has held mass at a Catholic church she co-founded, prompting a rebuke by San Diego’s Bishop Robert Brom and the threat of excommunication. Via talks with reporter Amita Sharma about her rebellion against the Vatican.
local deputy district attorney who is becoming ordained into the Catholic priesthood
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