..."The Vatican message as it pertains to women and girls is clear. Perhaps it is time that those Catholics who are, by whatever defect (whether it be gender or excommunication-worthy offense) excluded from Christ's salvation, respond in a language the hierarchs do understand. Ave legal tender.What if all the women in the church were to redirect their Advent weekly collection dollars to purchasing gifts for the needy, provisions for food pantries, charitable organizations or Catholic groups which challenge the tyranny of the Ratzinger pontificate? It would be interesting to see what would happen if every Catholic whom the New Old Missal now freshly excludes from salvation, were to boycott the collection basket for the duration of the season of Advent... "
Bridget Mary's Reflection;
I agree with Michele Somerville that a boycott of $ in the collection plate by Catholic women in the pews is an effective way to send a message to the Vatican! And what if Catholic women send it to the needy and to the women priests' movement for outreach and education of future women priests. I know we in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests would appreciate the support.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests