Is Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger worthy of the priesthood?

The great Elizabeth Scalia points out that prophets, like seminarians, tend to have something in common: they are mighty reluctant to take the job that heaven foists on them.  They may certainly feel called, but they do not feel worthy -- and they do not expect to slither comfortably into their vocations. We start with our unworthiness, and we proceed to God's mercy. That is the only path. There is no other path. Read the rest at the Register. … [Read more...]

Excellent article on women priests

Help, help, I'm being oppressed because I'm a woman!

Women Priests -- No Chance by the redoubtable Joanna Bogle.  This came out in 1997, after John Paul II reaffirmed the Church's teaching that it ain't gonna (can't) happen, ever. Despite the abrupt title, this article goes beyond pointing to the long, unbroken tradition of the male priesthood, and draws out (or at least introduces us to) some of the reasons why Christ wanted men to do this particular work on earth.Just a solid, accessible read, something to keep on hand if someone asks you … [Read more...]


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