Saturday, August 23, 2008

WSJ: The Problem With Liberation Ordination

From the Wall Street Journal via Father Z:

The Problem With Liberation Ordination [The choice of title is important. Most of the feminist thing in the Church is rooted in a Marxist starting point.]
August 22, 2008; Page W13

A few weeks ago, a group called Roman Catholic Womenpriests staged what it called an ordination, [This writer gets it! Brava!] vesting three Boston-area women in white chasubles and red stoles. It told the local papers that the ordinations were valid, despite the Catholic Church’s teaching to the contrary; it even asserted episcopal approval from a rogue bishop whose name it won’t reveal. But, as a statement from the Archdiocese of Boston put it: "Catholics who attempt to confer a sacred order on a woman, and the women who attempt to receive a sacred order, are by their own actions separating themselves from the Church." In other words: The ordinations were not Catholic...

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