… how stuff geared toward women in the Church is always so new agey? In the last issue of the local diocese paper there was an article about an ecumenical interfaith women’s prayer group. There was even a picture… complete with acoustic guitar. I cringed. Then I was slightly insulted.
Why do program directors assume we, as women, are incapable of having a cerebral spiritual experience? Just because I am female by gender does not mean I desire to express my faith by hand holding and bad hippy folk songs. Its condescending to suggest anything otherwise. To assume I am not intelligent enough to digest the meat and potatoes of the Catholic faith, but only desire to feel good about myself, infuriates me to no end. This endless appeal to emotions is so stereotypical it’s almost laughable… almost.
And can someone PLEASE explain to me what is the exact purpose of an ecumenical interfaith prayer group? Personally, I have no desire to pray with protestants. I would also suspect there to be some heavy diluting of Church teaching involved in these ecumenical experiments all in the name of camaraderie. To me it looks to be just another example of losing our Catholic identity for the sake of being PC.