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Friday, September 30, 2011

Altar girls

There's an editorial at America magazine - Save the Altar Girls - that's worth a look (courtesy of Pray Tell). Here's just a bit of it ...

[...] The rejection of altar girls disregards the counsel of the Second Vatican Council that the charisms of the baptized “are to be received with thanksgiving and consolation.” By virtue of baptism, the council reminds us, “there is neither male nor female. For you are all ‘one’ in Christ Jesus.” There is “a true equality between all with regard to the dignity and activity which is common to all the faithful in building up the Body of Christ” (“Dogmatic Constitution on the Church,” Nos. 12, 32) .... Inevitably the issue of women’s roles in the church raises the question of women’s ordination to the priesthood ....


Blogger Deacon Denny said...

Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix has a bad case of tunnel vision, and it's no wonder some of his priests are feeling free to ditch girl servers. I like the author's comment that women in his diocese should perhaps withdraw their services. There are plenty of men who would join them. I'm sure that wwould flood the seminaries with candidates.

8:13 PM  

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