Wednesday, August 16, 2006

well done

Exactly what we should expect from a Diocesan Director of Communication regarding the highly touted "women's ordinations" in the Philly paper.
The contrast between invalid ceremonies given strong emphasis and valid ones given little is an offense to faithful Catholics within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
And in regards to the second letter there, the writer seems honest enough in her questions.  Hopefully she will get the answer because she might actually take the answer to heart.  Too bad she is just misled by so much misinformation these groups send out.
And, what about Mary, Jesus' mother? She of all people can point to Jesus and say, "This is my body; this is my blood." If a woman was worthy to produce the body of Christ physically, why are women unworthy to produce the Body of Christ sacramentally?
If she were to contemplate what the Blessed Mother said, she wouldn't have to wonder why women aren't priests.  It is NOT that they are unworthy, they have a different calling.  God calls us as we are.  Priests being called to be "Alter Christus", another Christ.  And Christ is the Bridegroom, the Church is the Bride. (see St. Paul's epistles).  So a woman cannot be called by God to be the bridegroom.  She is either confused or her calling comes from elsewhere.
The Blessed Virgin Mary offered herself in humility. "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord." and "My soul doth magnify the Lord."  That is so far removed from the "Look at me!  I made myself a woman priest." mantra of the woman's ordination type.

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