Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Response to Vatican Equating Women With Pedophiles

Letters: Women and the Catholic priesthoodOregonLive.com
Its members will have gone to churches that have women priests and whose ... the policies of The Roman Catholic Church impact no one but Roman Catholics, ...

..."With bizarre pronouncements such as this, the Catholic Church will soon have few members to receive the ministry of either men or women. Its members will have gone to churches that have women priests and whose hierarchy does not protect abusers. "
SISTER MARY KAY LAMPERT Southeast Portland

St. Louis Female Priest Responds to Vatican Equating Women ...Riverfront TimesCurious as to what one of St. Louis' three female Catholic priests thought of ... "I think it will garner us (women priests) a lot more support," she says. ...

"We find it very repugnant and extremely misogynistic," says McGrath, who was ordained in 2007 at a ceremony in a St. Louis synagogue after the St. Louis Archdiocese refused to sanction the event. "At the same time it's kind of interesting that they would be so unaware of the world to put such a statement out there. It's more of the same with the Church viewing women and children as second-class citizens. It's still all about protecting male priests." In McGrath's view, the Church's decision to increase the statute of limitations for pedophile priests is also disingenuous. "They didn't change anything," she says. "Anyone who knows or works with people who've been sexually abused knows that the suffering doesn't go away after 20 years. Sometimes it's repressed for that long. [See this week's RFT feature Sins of the Father for more on that.] Besides, the criminal prosecution is still up to local authorities. No, they're not doing anything really to understand the impact on people. They're certainly not being pastoral."

1 comment:

Mike said...

"..."With bizarre pronouncements such as this, the Catholic Church will soon have few members to receive the ministry of either men or women. Its members will have gone to churches that have women priests and whose hierarchy does not protect abusers. ""

Bullcrap.

I bet dollars to donuts your "church" is half-empty, and the only people there are over 65. Nobody is going to your schismatic sects.