According to the official Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, any Catholic woman ordained as a priest and any bishop who conducts such an ordination will be automatically excommunicated. So they won't be allowed to congregate, or speak with, other Catholics.
However, there was no word from the Vatican on when it would resume burning women for heresy or witchcraft.
According Reuters someone in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, ordained three women as priests earlier this year.
If a business corporation or government discriminated against promoting women, they would get their asses sued. If found guilty, they would pay out a hefty amount of money.
Does the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, stating "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" mean that religious organizations are exempt from U.S. law? Why should that phrase trump the Fourteenth Amendment, no widely believe to guarantee women equal rights to men, which says "nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."
If the Catholics burned an American woman as a witch, would they be exempt from being charged with murder on the theory that they were simply exercising their religious rights?
The Catholic Church's ban on women priests is not just wrong, it is evil.
At the very least, the Catholic Church should be deprived of its tax exempt status until it treats women as the equals of men.
Or the American Catholic Church could declare its independence from the Bishop of Rome, formerly known as the Pope.