The following is copied and pasted from my email, my name is withheld.
The Universal Life Church has sent your application for ordination from ULC MONASTERY in Tucson, Arizona to Modesto, California. Providing that you filled out the form properly with your legal first and last name, it will be approved and entered into the International Database of the Ministry of the Church, whose numbers are in excess of 20 million ordained ministers worldwide.
The Universal Life Church has only two tenets (beliefs/doctrine):
[size=1]. to promote freedom of religion and
. to do that which is right.
It is the responsibility of the individual to determine what is right as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others and is within the law.
As a minister with the ULC, its own denomination, you are granted the following rights:
. To perform marriages within any US state, following the rules laid out by the state in which
you wish to perform said marriage.
[size=1].[/size] To perform funerals, baptisms, last rites or any other sort of legal ceremony or ritual you
wish to perform, except circumcision.
. To start a church of your own, be it a bricks and mortar building or on the internet.
. To absolve others of their sins as you have been absolved of yours.
I copied and pasted this off of my confirmation email, which I received from ULC. I now have a certificate and am officially a pastor! (As of March 11th, a couple weeks ago)
I did this to make a point of course, I wouldn’t try and start my own church. That would be evil and maybe indanger my soul unless I repented and closed down the church) But now when I talk to any pastor about the Catholic Church, I can mention that I am a pastor also, just as much as he is!