Aug 1, 2006

The floating "ordination"

That water-borne "ordination" of women did take place on Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer (not to be confused with the National Enquirer) reported (click on this post's title) today.

Every cloud has a silver lining, though. Most of the women are in their 50's and 60's. They are a movement of the past. This quote from the Inquirer article is encouraging:

"'I used to think I'd see it [ordination of women] in my lifetime. Thirty years ago, the [C]hurch was much more fluid, much more open to change,' said E. Ann Matter, professor of religious studies and associate dean for arts and letters of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. 'There's been a backing away from that concept and more insistence on the tradition and the eternity of the [C]hurch.'"

Amen, sister!

We should note, though, that Cardinal Mahony's annual Religious Education Congress (the REC, as in "wreck") has featured speakers who are on record as favoring the "ordination" of women. Hmmm. Maybe, just maybe, the Cardinal's REC could use, in Prof. Matter's words, "more insistence on the tradition and the eternity of the Church."


Blogger bobnd said...

Don't worry...this is the SJA crowd clammoring for equality but guess what, since they won't name their bishop they are not priests and if they were validly ordained they'd have to be assigned somewhere and no bishop would assign these women

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jared said...

This is hilarious in that it's basically an admission that, "Oh no, I thought we be REAL priests by now! We better do this floating ordination thing BEFORE WE DIE or no one will ever even remember us."

So THIS is why the Church thinks in terms of centuries. She realizes She can simply OUTLIVE the heretics.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Re: "no bishop would assign these women", We only wish that were so!

Some bishops would do it immediately if they were sure that Rome would not FINALLY react1

Kennneth M. Fisher

3:53 PM  

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