Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Women's "Ordination"

The missionary society that planted the seeds of Catholicism both in me (through Orbis Books) and throughout much of Asia, has ruled — Maryknoll order to dismiss priest who advocates women’s ordination.

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Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

This is extremely shocking.

The Catholic church certainly has a right to determine who holds which office in its body, but priests are ordained for life. Moreover this priest is not being kicked out for anything he has done, but for what he thinks.

Whether or not one agrees with him, when people are punished for thoughtcrimes and books are burned, it is only a matter of time till other things go badly wrong.

10:10 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Thought crimes? The man is committing scandal and advocating error.

Would you say the same of a math teacher who insisted on teaching that 1+1=3 and so forth?

He isn't being burned but removed from a position he has proven himself incompetent to hold.

10:53 PM  
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12:33 PM  
Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

LTG, at 73 a lot of people get to be a bit batty.

I can understand suspending him from his faculties; in fact no other thing is possible.

I don't see why they had to excommunicate him for ordaining a woman priest in a non-Catholic ceremony. He's not a bishop, so the ordination was completely meaningless per canon law.

But when they don't only suspend and excommunicate, but also laicize an old man, it looks like they are very insecure and vindictive. I'm sure he gave priesthood his all for many years; now in his dotage he's not only a priest in bad standing, but no longer a priest.

This sucks, particularly when rotten apples were treated with kid gloves.

It looks like he got under their skin.

1:17 AM  
OpenID libertyvsleviathan said...

A tangent of the highest order, I first heard of the Maryknoll Fathers from my read of The Grunt Padre. That introduced me to Fr. Thomas Price, one of the co-founders of the Maryknolls, who I took an immediate interest in due to some common roots. All that to say, I recently was given the biography of Fr. Price, Tar Heel Apostle, and tho' not finished would highly recommend it.

~Rowman

11:17 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Thanks!

11:19 AM  

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