First, the story, scandalous and sinful as it is, qualifies as somewhat of a bore. The ladies have been there, done that. How many dress-ups will we be forced to endure, anyway? From a newsworthiness perspective, my reaction is this: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Second, the RFT is at least as credible as the entire "womenpriest" movement.
Third, attention is what these people crave, and here I am giving it to them. Yee-haw.
In the end, though, the upcoming installment of the pretend ordination of the fairer sex (please, no emails), as covered by the RFT in the story below, did provoke in me the following observations:
- Is there a regulation haircut for galpriests?
- Does this poor deluded woman's former membership on the Board of the St. Louis Public Schools give us an insight on why they aren't so hot?
- Does her former position as teacher in area parochial schools give us similar pause?
- Based on the story, should we note a connection between the schismatic gals and the schismatic St. Stan's semi-Catholic land of heresy?
- And, finally:
The opposite of this?:
From the story at RFT Blog:
Third Local Woman to be Ordained a Roman Catholic Womanpriest
Marybeth McBryan, a former member of the St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education and current deacon at Therese of Divine Peace, will be ordained as a Roman Catholic Womanpriest this Sunday.
McBryan says she's prepared to face criticism from Roman Catholics and others who don't believe women have the right to deliver sacraments. "I don't believe that I'm in any position to judge anyone, so I kind of take the attitude that [my critics] aren't either. Nobody died and made them God."
McBryan is currently a real estate agent. She taught elementary school in a number of area parochial schools over the years and subbed for a time in the St. Louis Public Schools. She says she joined a convent in O'Fallon at age seventeen but left the sisterhood and later married.
McBryan says she raised her kids in the Roman Catholic Church and sent them to parochial schools. She has fallen in and out of the church at times, worshipping most recently at two institutions led by excommunicated priests: St. Stanislaus Kostka and Therese of Divine Peace.
"I have some really good friends who are priests, but they've been amazingly silent since they received my invitation," she says. "I know they wouldn't come to my ordination -- but not a word of congratulations or, Gee, how are you? None of that.
"It's just what we learn to live with."