Amy, who describes herself as "a 20-something, married, mother-of-two grad student," has weighed in on the subject of women's ordination.
As this continues to be an unrealized dream for many here in DOR - as exemplified not least by the fact that we have members of the Women's Ordination Conference leading two of our parishes - I expect that Amy's comments might be of interest locally.
From Modern Commentaries ...
I oppose women’s ordination. Yeah, I know that makes me a horrible oppressor or some drooling brainwashed ignoramus, but I really don’t care. If you want women priests and bishops, become an Episcopalian. Just don’t pretend to be martyrs kept down by the Catholic patriarchy because you can’t be ordained. Here’s my two-part question:
Theologically, what is the basis for women’s ordination within the teachings of the Catholic Church? And what are the fruits and graces of women’s ordination that will order Catholics toward salvation through Christ?
I don’t want to hear about equality or fairness or feelings or giving women power and a voice within the Church. Those are not theological arguments. They are politics, personal and public, masquerading as something slightly resembling theology. I want real theology, based in a contextual reading of Scripture and in Tradition. Pick up the Bible, the Catechism, and prove your argument.
Amy's analysis of the agenda underlying the women's ordination movement aligns quite closely with that of Boston College's Professor Peter Kreeft ...
I find that the push for women’s ordination is only a Trojan horse through which theologically liberal types hope to dismantle Catholic teaching on abortion, contraception, marriage and homosexuality. In other words, it takes Catholicism and removes the last shred of Catholicity – turning us into every other unremarkable denomination out there. Ordaining women takes away the correct belief that our teachings come from God and cannot be altered for the sake of the politically correct cause du jour, and bolsters the notion that the priests, bishops, and Pope make up this theology as they go along.
Read the complete post here.