[quote="jmjconder, post:4, topic:294510"]
**Thank you for this post...since I am married to an Eastern Rite Catholic.
My main question was - if a person - who was ordained a priest - celebrates Mass - even without permission - does he change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ - given the truth that a man can be laicized however they still process all the of facilities priesthood.
It may not be "right" however it is still a Sacrament?**
Thanks for steering the discussion, into the right direction. To address your main issue, I don't think it would be valid, if the priest wasn't given the permission, or authority I should say, to celebrate the mass.
I think of it, in this perspective: apostolic succession. Jesus gave the apostles the permission, and authority to do what they needed to do. The apostles, in turn, did the same. Even though the priest in question has been ordained, I suppose he still needed that link in the chain to properly dispense of the body/blood. This isn't to mean the rest of his ordination is invalid, as I think he should be able to to give spiritual guidance, and other duties bestowed upon a priest, at time of ordination.