Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why are self-respecting women still Catholic?

Can you say "Catholics hate women"? How many Catholics "turn the other cheek" at these anti-women policies their church "holy" officials are still supporting with extreme consequences for disobeying? Seriously! Isn't it at the point where doing nothing to challenge the Vatican on these ancient misogynistic practices and beliefs means that you are complicit in perpetuating them (i.e. just as guilty)?

Vatican says will excommunicate women priests » Rational Review
“The Vatican issued its most explicit decree so far against the ordination of women priests on Thursday, punishing them and the bishops who try to ordain them with automatic excommunication. The decree was written by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and published in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, giving it immediate effect. A Vatican spokesman said the decree made the Church’s existing ban on women priests more explicit by clarifying that excommunication would follow all such ordinations. Excommunication forbids those affected from receiving the sacraments or sharing in acts of public worship. Rev. Tom Reese, a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, said he thought the decree was meant to send a warning to the growing number of Catholics who favor admitting women to the priesthood.”

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