(Quote) Rachel-731570 said: http://news.yahoo.com/kentucky-woman-ordained-priest-defiance-roman-catholic-church-005633378.html
(Quote) Rachel-731570 said:
Help me answer my friends who think this is a great thing, please.
So far they have posted:
1. Good for her. Follow your bliss, people.
2. Actually, many religions are catholic, and are Catholic in their proper names. The word means "universal." If Rosemarie Smead has indeed been ordained as a Roman Catholic priest, it is unprecedented as the Roman Catholic church has, to the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, not ordained a woman as a priest before. I am not sure what basic tenets she rejects, but surely those subjecting women to inferior status would have to be one of them.
3. According to the article, she still identifies as Catholic. Clearly, the group is a splinter group, and not sanctioned by the mainstream powers that be, but presumably they still follow many practices. They have emerged from the Catholic tradition, and are taking it in a new direction even as they continue to identify themselves with that tradition. It's not my label. Cathy and others (dissdots esp) wasn't there another group a few years back who did a similar ordination?? I seem to remember that there was, but I don't recall any details. I'm a curious bystander, not a Catholic or former Catholic.
4. and, keep in mind that the "tenets" of the faith were all decided solely by men, as if God doesn't speak to women at all.
I pray to St.Therese of Avila. Just to think that this woman was a Carmelite nun! What has happened this these nuns, who liberalized theirselves, put on pompous attire, and stand firm in creating their own congregation, a church? A club, a seniority of some kind?
I pray to St. Therese of Avila, who started the Carmelite Order, in all of her holiness, she would of never went to this degree of defiance, shame, and irreverence to God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
St. Therese yet was a woman, a nun, who in her time was a liberating one, would not consider this pompous position. For in her humility and obedience to God, she knew better. She knows God.
I know many of you have read the life of St.Therese, and when you study her, you will find how holiness came to her. She has a intimate relationship with God. She never once lived a life of richness,
pompous positions were for the hypocrites. She never ate a three course fancy meal, nor did she wear shoes. They ate plain meals, and grew their food from the earth.
This in itself would be a good comparison of the two. The Carmelites back in her time and her liberating positions to today, compared to the Carmelite nuns who have taken a liberating position,the difference I think could be astounding.
St.Therese of Avila pray for us.