Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Shutting down discussion is anathema to the university way..." Women Priests Bring New Life to Church

Katy Zatsick, RCWP


"It seems to me that, in the church, we have subordinated truth to power-games. We have politicized it. We have put the institution above the message it exists to serve. We have put the structures above the gospel. We have allowed power-structures to become self-serving rather than gospel- or people-serving. We believe in churchianity more than in Christianity. "
John Quinn, New Catholic Times

Bridget Mary's Reflection:
Just like the Berlin Wall fell, so too Vatican oppression of prophetic voices, and condemnation of women priests, will not prevail. The good news of Jesus -of justice and equality -will overcome and triumph. Women Priests are bringing new life, creativity and inclusivity to our church now. Bridget Mary Meehan, RCWP

1 comment:

The Catholic Apologist said...

Bridget Mary,

It is not so much that "discussion is shut down" so much as it is the question needs to be asked "What is the purpose of 'discussion' when the Church has already made up her mind on the subject of Women's Ordination?"

In short, there WAS discussion, and plently of it prior to JP's writting definitively on the subject. Once a decision is made, it seems to me it is time to move on, for the time for discussion is over.

People say to me "There needs to be 'discussion' and 'dialog' on the subject of Women's Ordination" and my question to them is always "For what end? What does this 'dicussion' hope to accomplish?"