Why do I never see the New York Times call for conservative Muslims to allow women to become imams?
Church experts said it was surprising that 157 priests would sign a statement in support of the American priest, the Rev. Roy Bourgeois, because he did much more than speak out: he gave the homily and blessed a woman in an illicit ordination ceremony conducted by the group, Roman Catholic Womenpriests. That group claims to have ordained 120 female priests and five bishops worldwide. The Vatican does not recognize the ordinations and has declared the women automatically excommunicated.
That mean, ol' Catholic Church, not allowing those
women womyn (preferred spelling by the Polyester Pantsuit Prioress set)to become priests!
Okay, STFU . . . if Sistuh wants to be Fathuh, the Episcopal church is down the block.
I am not going to get into the Church's explanation for why the priesthood is open to men only. For shits and grins, let's just say, because it is. Okay, the last time I looked, membership and participation in the Catholic Church is voluntary. You don't have to show up on Sunday if you do not like the tenets of faith and you know what? The Catholic Church does not nhave to bend its rule to meet what you want . . .
Why is bashing the Catholic Church such a fun pasttime at the New York Slimes? So some priests decide to pull a Corapi (I want what I want when I want it, neener, neener) and they want to report it as if it armed insurrection at the Vatican. Hardly. Please keep in mind that the Catholic Church has some 1 billion + adherents, with new ones joining every Easter, voluntarioly and knowingly. Go figure.
At my old parish, a nun who used to be there once told me that if ordination was open to women, she'd want to be ordained. I always found her nature to be rather bossy and pushy, but I refrained from telling her it would be unlikely I'd ever step into a Confessional with her. Of course, this was the same person who also said back in 2005, before the election, that she did not want to see "that Nazi" Ratzinger become Pope. So much for respect to the Magisterium.