Sunday, September 25, 2011

Roman Catholic Womenpriests

An interesting piece, "What I am is what I am — Womenpriests and The Age."
As thinkers from John Locke to Margaret Mead and today’s many “social constructionists” like to say, people are simply whatever they are conditioned to be. Bishop Fresen believes the church’s construct of gender being determinative as to ordination violates the deeper meaning of Scripture.

The Roman Catholic Church takes the opposite view, believing it is not possible for women to be priests because Christ himself chose no women to serve among the Apostles. It lacks the authority to contravene Christ’s example. Its precise position is that articulated by John Paul II in 1992: “the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women.”


Philippe Öhlund said...

What a mess, Donald! :-)

The only Priesthood the Bible including the New Testament recognizes is the Levitical Priesthood.

And one thing Christ wants is to allow women into the Priesthood.

I will further discuss this with Elijah the Tishbite and his scribe when I meet him.

I have my scribe in New York, and hopefully we can all get together in Jerusalem soon. :-)