Dec 17, 2007

Fr. Thomas Reese is at it again

In the U.S. News & World Report article (click on this post's title) on the revival of the Latin Mass that I just blogged about, Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J. -- you'll recall that in 2005 he had to resign under pressure as editor of America magazine -- shows his true colors once again.

The story quotes Fr. Reese as calling the renewed popularity of the Latin Mass "more hype than reality." Naturally he'd say that; it's the liberal party line.

Then, speaking about the newer religious orders of sisters who have lots of vocations -- young, happy sisters who gladly wear traditional habits -- Fr. Reese says, "I have no problem with their habits."

Isn't that magnanimous of him! He'll actually leave these sisters alone and not order them to wear "civvies!" How generous can you get! (I'm being sarcastic.)

Fr. Reese followed his sentence about the young sisters' traditional habits with this extremely revealing opinion:

"On the other hand, if the [C]hurch ordained women, we'd have thousands more women coming forward." Talk about "more hype than reality!"

Notice what Fr. Reese is doing here: Singing the praises of ordination for women, but not advocating it outright, which would get him into trouble.

Mmm, boy, just what Holy Mother Church needs: Strident, lecturing, feminist liberal ideologues in the Catholic priesthood. Don't look now, but we have enough liberal ideologues there already!

When you think about ordination for women, think Bella Abzug in a cassock...and a biretta, for good measure.

I'll take Latin Mass Catholicism over Fr. Reese's brand any day. How about you?


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I'll definately take the EF Catholicism to the Liberal agenda of Fr. Reese anyday :)

9:24 PM  

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