Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

If I were a member or supporter of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement, I would be opening a bottle of champagne right now. The Vatican has in effect given legitimacy and momentum to what is still an incredibly tiny movement with [its] clumsy legal manuver [of adding to the list of grave offenses against the sacrament of holy orders the "attempted ordination of women"]. [It's] tantamount to the United States dropping a nuclear weapon on Luxembourg - only more ridiculous because this will do absolutely no damage to the women's ordination movement. It is more like a gift. None of those women are afraid of excommunication any longer; indeed, it is now the Vatican that appears fearful.

- Bryan Cones
"Sex Abuse and Women's Ordination?"
U.S. Catholic
July 9, 2010

Recommended Off-site Link:
Ordination of Women in Minneapolis Reflects Emerging Renewal of Priesthood and Church - Michael Bayly (The Progressive Catholic Voice, August 19, 2009).
Vatican Rules: Ordaining Women Priests a Crime Like Sex Abuse of Children - David Gibson (Politics Daily, July 9, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
In Prophetic Obedience to the Spirit
Roman Catholic Womenpriests Ordained in Minneapolis (2007)
"We Are All the Rock" - An Interview with Roman Catholic Womanpriest Judith McKloskey
Responding to Excommunication
Revealing a Hidden History
Thoughts on Ordination, Intellectual Dishonesty, and the Holy Spirit
The Journal of James Curtis - Part 3: A Journey Begins
The Journal of James Curtis - Part 5: My Lunch with a "Medicine Bearer"

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