Dec 27, 2007

How would we address priestesses?

The photo above is of some liberal women this past July who were actually having a costume party but imagined they were being "ordained" Catholic priests. In the confines of our Archdiocese, by the way -- up north.

Scenes such as this bring up the question, "How would we address priestesses?"

Think any feminist ideologues would like being called "Father?" "Brother?"

"Mother" is already taken -- by centuries' worth of devoted, faithful sister superiors. For example: Mother Teresa, Mother Angelica.

"Sister" is already taken, too, for that matter.

Maybe "Spiritual Parent" would do. "Parental Unit?" "Sibling?" How about "Citizen," as in the French Revolution? Maybe "Comrade?"

Probably the only form of address that would satisfy feminists' pretensions would be, "Pope." But, after all, feminists have proved they think they know more than the Popes -- by, for instance, holding their pretend-ordinations.

Of course, feminists would not want to ever be Pope, because, as the joke goes, then they would lose their infallibility.

Another question is whether they would want to be married priestesses. That would open up a whole new can of form-of-address worms.

So, all in all, we might just have to settle for calling priestesses "Reverend" and leave it at that.

But as Duke Wayne would say, "That'll be the day."

What do you think?

Photo: The Independent, Santa Barbara.


Anonymous Mike said...

Normally I would suggest "Miss" if single or "Mrs" if married, but as they are barking mad feminists it should be "Ms". Pretending to be ordained does not entitle them to any other honorific.

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hey Q --

Where did the ordination take place? Looks like a Catholic church or chapel (did you see the Stations of the Cross?). Has the Cardinal said anything about it? Decried it?

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Joan said...

“Nothing can put you out of the church once you have been baptized,” said Fresen [the "ordaining prelate"].

Nothing can put YOU out of the church except YOU, YOURSELF. This is what this sorry bunch of old dollies has done.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should combine "mother" and "sister" call them "Mister"...perfect! "The Reverend Mister Venus de Milo" for me!

12:45 PM  
Blogger StarbucksMom... said...

what is going on in that photo? it doesn't look like the 3 people laying hands are priests or priestesses? Are they giving a blessing?


6:18 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Mike,

Yes, "Ms." would do, wouldn't it!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Jennifer,

My web searching, plus info from a friend, indicates the travesty took place in Santa Barbara.

I'll do my next post about the whole thing.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joan,

That's a good point, that nothing can put us out of the Church except we ourselves.

Dear Jesus, Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, may we never be separated from Thee and Thy One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Amen!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Starbucksmom,

I'll do a post about the whole thing.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joan,

I see you've anticipated ole Q in going to the local news story about the event. I'm following up on my post with another post about the entire travesty.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I don't know if I could say a title for them.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Tito said...

Priestess is perfect for them. As well as Bishopess and Popess.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Tito,

"Priestess" fits, all right, and "bishopess" and "popess" are right on target.

A few years ago, someone said, "Okay, if the liberals want a female pope, let's give them Mother Angelica."

God bless Mother Angelica, our heroine!

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Jude said...

I think ABSCESS is the most appropriate title for them all.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Jude,

You're right: "Abcess" fits what heretics do to the Church. Self-styled bishops, bishopesses and priestesses and their backers do definite harm to the Church.

3:04 PM  

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