Thursday, June 29, 2006

a site advocating female ordination

http://www.womenpriests.org

Pretty sketchy arguments, but some interesting facts (i.e. historical devotion to Mary Priest) that I didn’t know.

And, once again, newadvent.org to the rescue:
Deaconesses
Slavery and Christianity
Slavery and ethics

We really need to be addressing this stuff out in the real world. PrayingTwice and I are young adults, and most of our peers (especially the musicians!) regard the Church as being hopelessly behind the times on this stuff. When it’s not discussed in parishes, it looks as if the Church has no good answers to the points made by folks like womenpriests.org - which, in turn, is what makes people take “The Da Vinci Code” seriously.

4 Comments:

At Thursday, June 29, 2006 7:16:00 PM, Blogger Brian Michael Page said...

Ah yes - those be the infamous Poncho Ladies, who don their dollar store ponchos while celebrating what they think is Mass. Some of their pictures indicate:
1. A big party of clueless females who know only that they're breaking some big rules (there are a couple of "bishopettes" who stare into space)
2. They check for lice as part of their ordination
3. One pic of them saying Mass is a total hoot. Come see some of the pics over at my digs, and Gerald's and Jeff's as well.

Down with the poncho ladies.
BMP

 
At Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:23:00 PM, Blogger Cantor said...

The pictures and iffy logic aside, I have to concede I was not aware of quite the relationships with slavery the Church has had. Makes sense, though, given the temporal authority exercised by the Church through most of her history.

 
At Friday, June 30, 2006 1:26:00 AM, Blogger aaron said...

Questioning is all very well. Feel free to question but then realise that the Church doesn';t have to be relevant. By not being "relevant" (by today's definiation) it is revevant to Catholics and others.

Why should the Church allow contraception?? It won't bring in any knew members?

 
At Friday, June 30, 2006 7:19:00 AM, Blogger Cantor said...

Me, I don’t question the Church teaching.

I would say that the Church must be relevant, but relevance need not include conforming to the day and age; instead, it should be defined as engaging the society of the day by adopting its valid practices (English language, internet, etc.) working to perfect it where needed (abortion, thinking men and women are the same, etc.).

 

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