There you have it. If you are a woman, dedicating your life to service of the church is equivalent to throat-punching the Pope. Got it. So you could do either one with the same result.
Vatican says will excommunicate women priests... some offences, including heresy, schism, and laying violent hands on the Pope, are considered so disruptive of ecclesiastical life that they trigger automatic excommunication, or "latae sententiae".
The decree says that women priests and the bishops who ordain them would be excommunicated "latae sententiae".
LET ME TELL YOU WHICH ONE SOUNDS LIKE MORE FUN TO ME.
Hang on. Why? I mean, last I heard, you were running a little low on young priests. Because a life of poverty, abstinence, and people just sort of assuming you molest children isn't as popular as it used to be.
The Church says it cannot change the rules banning women from the priesthood because Christ chose only men as his apostles.Oh, right. Right. Of course. That reasoning stands up ... just... from EVERY direction.
Here's a link to the full article, if your day needs some forehead-slapping.