Monday, March 6, 2006

Catholics Get One Thing Right

Can somebody tell me why the world is on a mission to normalize and accept every anti-biblical and disgusting vice known to man. Beyond that, why within my own SBC (Southern Baptist) denomination, even us, who are supposed to be the conservative ones, fail so often at being conservative?

You may ask why am I ranting this way -- well, let me tell you. I have major issues with the Catholic doctrines, and do not believe that their doctrines will lead to true salvation. But, when it comes to holding the line on female preachers, they are at the head of the pack. If only they could get the rest of the bible right.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Speaking to priests, Pope Benedict XVI praised the role of women in the church but reiterated that the Catholic priesthood is reserved for men only.

In a traditional Lenten celebration with parish priests Thursday (March 2), the pope fielded a young priest's question on whether or not it was time for women to have greater institutional recognition in the church.

"It is right," Benedict said, "to ask ourselves if in the ministry, women could have more space and positions of responsibility."

The pope lauded women's special gift of charisma, or grace, and mentioned St. Hildegard, who corresponded regularly with the popes of her day in the Middle Ages; St. Catherine of Siena, who was involved in Pope Gregory XI's return to Rome from Avignon; and Mother Teresa, who started an international order of nuns in Calcutta, India, in 1950 and received the Nobel Prize in 1979 for humanitarian work.

"How could one imagine the government of the church without this contribution? It is a determining factor without which the church could not survive," said Benedict.

But the priestly ministry is "reserved for men," the pope said, explaining that priests manifest the teachings of Christ, who chose men as his disciples.

1 comment:

anoninva said...

yeah, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. big deal.