17 November 2014

With All Due Respect, Please Do!

And recruit as many of those who share your way of thinking as you can.

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘If I were founding a Church, I’d love to have women priests’


Anonymous said...

You neglect to include the following important comments by O'Malley:

Cardinal O’Malley said, “Christ would never ask us to do something immoral. It’s a matter of vocation and what God has given to us.”

He said: “Not everyone needs to be ordained to have an important role in the life of the Church. Women run Catholic charities, Catholic schools … They have other very important roles. A priest can’t be a mother. The tradition in the Church is that we ordain men.”


St. Corbinian's Bear said...

Any ordinary objections I have pale next to the red faced vein-popped visage of the harridans demanding, DEMANDING their right to be priests. Not that all male priests are paragons of virtue, but at least they're not in it to prove something and vindicate their rights against the patriarchy. Maybe if it seemed less about them they might get more traction.

Anonymous said...

You know O'Malley would if he could. Remember this?


Steve D.

Konstantin said...

Magda, it doesn't matter if someone says something good after saying something outrageous, because most people (especially liberals) always cling to the outrageous part. Back in the age when people were still horrified by the mere idea of heresy, nobody cared if someone got 99,9 % of the Faith right. What made the difference were the 0,01 % that were heretical.

Patrick said...

I think the whole interview was a missed opportunity for the Cardinal to defend the Catholic faith. The interviewer asked the same obvious questions that are always asked by the secular media. The Cardinal should have been well prepared for those questions and used the opportunity to speak to the a very large audience. The impression that I feel he left to the non-faithful was a "I wish I could do something about it or had better answers for you, but I don't know what to say" attitude. I also felt the interviewer walked all over him, struggling to get answers that would at least generate a feeling of understanding, or at least respect for the Catholic position.

Slick said...

So, if O'Malley had founded the Church instead of Christ, O'Malley is saying he would have done it differently and "better" than Christ Himself.

TradDadof4 said...

I do not see anything good here: "Cardinal O’Malley said, “Christ would never ask us to do something immoral." OK. Duh. Elemetary Aquinas.
"It’s a matter of vocation and what God has given to us.” Huh??

His comment about women priests marks the first time in the 2000 year history of the church, I believe, that a Prince of the Church has ever implied that Jesus Christ (i.e. God) is less than perfect.

Athelstane said...

The greater concern was His Eminence terming the investigation of the LCWR women religious a "disaster."

It would be hard to calculate the spiritual damage and destruction wrought by these women religious over the last four or five decades.