Call Me Marie: When Women Become Priests

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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 12:17pm
http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/religionandtheology/1200/just_call_me_marie%3A_when_women_become_priests


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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 3:38pm

Very cool.

That change is never going to come from within more than it will from this kind of "within". I heartily applaud this, because without being forced to confront their bigotry, the old boys in Rome would never, ever spend a second thinking on it.

Meanwhile, the actual church is changing - from within, and without the official stamp of approval. And long due.

But it still won't happen soon enough.

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Sun, 03-15-2009 - 4:49pm

I don't understand.

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Sun, 03-15-2009 - 5:01pm
Actually, social activism has a long history of raising awareness and over time, changing attitudes. More power to them; in the face of probably the world's foremost representation of organised patriarchy, what they undertake surely is a loving and caring approach to their life and to their faith.


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Sun, 03-15-2009 - 5:14pm

And that will be the turning point.

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Sun, 03-15-2009 - 5:18pm

Many have, over many things over 1700 years. That's why there are Protestants. (Well, that and the fact that King Henry VIII didn't like their rules.)

But, as an example, those in your faith who believed before 1978 that black men should have the exact same right to priesthood that nearly all other Mormon males had - do you think they ought to have broken off from your church and made another LDS church in which black men could enter the priesthood? Or was it all right that they continued to be Mormons and do all they could to change it? Fifteen years earlier, Spencer Kimball would have left the Mormon church, then, and formed another church in which he could rectify what he stated in 1963 could have come about by an error on man's part.

Why should all the women leave the RCC instead of doing what Kimball did and working to correct what was an error on man's part?




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Sun, 03-15-2009 - 5:22pm

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Certainly you aren't saying that Spencer Kimball mocked God and forced him to bow to his social activism?




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Sun, 03-15-2009 - 5:53pm

And that will be the turning point.


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Mon, 03-16-2009 - 7:10am

Good to see.


It's about time that the other 50% of the

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Mon, 03-16-2009 - 4:30pm

Absolutely.

I'd even go so far as to say that well more than 50% of the work done in the church is done by women. Long past time that all avenues of ministry were open to them.

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Mon, 03-16-2009 - 5:16pm

We've all seen the reason behind the illogic, none of which holds up in my view, all of which holds up in their view, rofl.


It would be really, really nice to see the doors open wide. Some of the nuns I had as teachers would


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