The Catholic Church really doesn’t want women priests

Oddly, one area in which the Catholic Church really still seems to get tough is the area of the ordination of women. I am not objecting, just remarking that women who get “ordained” and their supporters get short shrift from Rome.

I am genuinely unsure why this should be. Is it concern at the effect on the sacraments? Or are progressives correct when they claim that the Church has a “thing” about women.

Dissident priest Greg Reynolds has been both defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and gays …”

And in relation to a recent case of an “ordination”:

In 2007, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the blessing of then-Pope Benedict XVI, decreed automatic excommunication against anyone “who attempts to confer a sacred order on a woman, and the woman who attempts to receive a sacred order.””

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Roman Lance on May 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    The Catholic Church really does not have the ability to make a woman a “priest”.
    It’s as impossible to make a woman a priest as it is to walk to the moon in a bikini while carrying a lit candle.

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  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 2, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    While I don’t think that women priests are a good idea, I once had to deal with a woman rabbi. I think that balloon would go over as if it had even more lead in it. And, I am not Jewish.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 3, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Women shouldn’t be in positions of spiritual authority.

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on May 3, 2017 at 3:55 am

        I can see that. They like to make exceptions.

      • Posted by Roman Lance on May 3, 2017 at 4:00 am

        My children recently brought to my attention that the 14 female authors (Nuns) who wrote their religion book asserted the ALL women should be treated like the Blessed Virgin Mary.

        I think this sentimental expression, and its concomitant pedestaling of women, is why some Catholic women might think they should have spiritual authority over men.

        Statements like the above from religion books do a great disservice to women and to men. For women it is a disservice by raising their relationship expectations to unfulfillable levels, and for men, because they are suckered into the belief that all women are like Mary – innocent, wise, and never selfish. So, as a result, men may conclude that women never need to be ruled; rather they are simply to be loved and appreciated.

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 3, 2017 at 4:25 am

        Precisely. I would also add that, perfect as she was, in the first family of the New Covenant, the pious belief is that Mary obeyed Joseph.

  3. The results are in and they’re pretty conclusive. St. Paul was quite correct, any denomination that ordains women goes to hell in a handbasket, usually inside a couple of generations.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 3, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Women clergy quickly start spouting nonsense. Men aren’t great either, but women are abysmal.

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

        And in many ways the Catholic Church is a perfect case-in-point. Whatever one may think of the Catholic Church, it has lasted a very long time. And this was achieved without women in authority (leaving aside cases of abbesses and the like). There is no need to have women priests.

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