Skip to comments.Dr. Thomas Groome, a heretic, wants to reduce gender-based pronouns for Jesus
Posted on 10/10/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT by cleghornboy
Although Pope John Paul II proclaimed the definitive nature of the Church's doctrine on the male-only ministerial priesthood in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (1994) and said that the issue was not to be discussed any longer, Dr. Thomas Groome, in his 1995 book Language for a Catholic Church (revised edition) that, "..the continued exclusion of women from ordained ministry in the Catholic Church is seen by fair-minded scholars as without theological or biblical warrant" (p. 31).
In this same work, Groome posited that it would be "helpful to reduce reliance on gender-based pronouns" when referring to Jesus in order "to emphasise his humanity rather than his maleness" (pp. 26-27). In this passage, Dr. Groome is opposing what he views (from his myopic standpoint) as a flaw in the Church's teaching that the ordained priest must be a man in order to sacramentally represent Christ in terms of his spousal relationship to the Church, which is that of Bridegroom to Bride.
And as I noted here, Dr. Groome is being welcomed by the Diocese of Worcester as a speaker
(Excerpt) Read more at lasalettejourney.blogspot.com ...
Another push to ordain “wimmin priests” ... not this crap again!
Is Dr. Groome somehow suggesting that Jesus was not male? If so, may I suggest that he simply be laughed out of the building?
This guy wants an LGBT Jesus using the pronoun “she”? And the Diocese of Worcester is allowing him to speak? Aaaargh, I thought those dissident bishops were getting weeded out, or forced to lie low.
Or as a female friend of mine, a very conservative Episcopalian, disdainfully used to call them, “priestesses.”
Just a way of showing his/her/its disrespect for Jesus.
“may I suggest that he simply be laughed out of the building?”
What an idiot.
Driven with whips is more applicable.
He should atart with Mohammed and let us know how that goes . . .
Perverts will be perverts.
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