2. We should be nuns, you say? Nuns are useless…because providing the entire earth with education, healthcare, and prayers is not as good what priests do!
3. Let’s face it. Women have got to do the same things as men to be equal to them.
4. Who cares about 2,000 years of tradition (or St. Paul for that matter)? We can make our own rules!
5. Excommunication rocks!
Watch this video to see my inspiration…
Don’t worry – I’m not completely off my rocker. Here, my friends, are 5 real reasons (complementing the ones above) why Catholics will actually never “ordain a lady”.
1. The Church loves (not hates) women. They are revered as intricate and beautiful creations of God. How do I know this? Check out these quotes (from Church documents, no less):
From Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women
“Womanhood expresses the “human” as much as manhood does, but in a different and complementary way.”
From Mulieris Dignatatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women) by Pope John Paul II
“The Church gives thanks for each and every woman: for mothers, for sisters, for wives; for women consecrated to God in virginity; for women dedicated to the many human beings who await the gratuitous love of another person; for women who watch over the human persons in the family, which is the fundamental sign of the human community; for women who work professionally, and who at times are burdened by a great social responsibility; for “perfect” women and for “weak” women – for all women as they have come forth from the heart of God in all the beauty and richness of their femininity”
*Notice how it does not list “priest” under different kinds of women
Anyone who claims that the Catholic Church hates women needs to do a little research. Read Genesis. Read encyclicals. All it takes it a look into the Catechism, Bible, or either of the Church documents I linked to to see that women, in fact, are loved and respected by any true Catholic.
2. Nuns rock.
Need I say more? Nuns do so much for us as Catholics, and for the entire world.
We are all called to holiness – the universal vocation. Women in the Church pursue the universal vocation by a more earthly vocation: marriage, consecrated life, or the single life. Something the women in the video might not have understood is that you don’t have to be a priest to be holy. We are all called to be holy in different ways. Women – just like men – are called to be holy, but men and women live out that call in different ways.
3. Being equal does not mean you are the same and do the same things. Does that need any more explaining?
4. If you are Catholic, you have to follow the rules of the Church. Duh? You can’t make up your own rules and still call yourself Catholic (that’s how other religions were formed).
5. If you go totally against Church teaching like these women have, you’re excommunicated. That kind of means you’re not a Catholic anymore. Does that rock? I doubt it!
When I saw that video, I found it hard to believe that this is still an issue to some people. What are your thoughts? Is this really an issue in the Church anymore?
Here’s a good response video as well. Enjoy!