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.'"
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."