Monday, December 29, 2014

What Do You Think About this New Vatican Video on Women's Concerns Released by Pontifical Council for Culture? Sincere? Clueless? ???
They took down the English version,, but here is the one in Italian!
"The two-minute video was produced by the Pontifical Council for Culture in preparation for the February 4-7, 2015 Plenary Assembly in Rome. The theme of the assembly is“Women's Cultures: Equality and Difference”. In the opening moments of the video a coquettish blond woman tosses her ringlet capped head about and chirps: At the Pontifical Council for Culture, in the Vatican, they have taken inspiration from Pope Francis’ openness and are reflecting on women’s cultures and the place for women in societies today, between equality and difference. At what point are we today, as women?” A scan of responses to the YouTube video include “ghastly”, “repulsive” “painful” and “an attempt to be hip.”The goal of the Council was to invite women the world over to send them one minute videos of their own assessment of women’s concerns: “In cultures around the world today women have countless joys and hopes, fears and anxieties, gifts and ideas. Tell us yours with a photo or a video. We want to know!”

Bridget Mary's Response: The full equality of women in church and society is the will of God in our times. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

1 comment:

Luis Gutierrez said...

Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and John Paul II's Theology of the Body, my understanding is that the ordination of women to the priesthood would be in perfect continuity with apostolic tradition. Consider the following:

Ordination of Women in the Sacramental Churches