“Author is an idiot:
nuns are considered laypeople and women are barred from ordination in the Catholic Church.
Nuns are Religious who have taken vows, and certainly are NOT laypeople.
Many, many religious people, including many dissenting Catholics, believe their faith supports marriage equality, supports access to reproductive healthcare, supports equal roles for women and LGBT people within the faith.
No they dont believe their faith supports these things, they just pretend it doesnt matter.
the conventions full-throated celebration of equality for women
It was about killing babies, which has nothing to do with equality.”
My thoughts exactly. Ms. Posner certainly is an idiot.
BTW, I have been at more than a few functions in which a nun has given benediction. The difference is that it was not an apostate nun.
Actually, nuns are not strictly clergy, in that they are not ordained and cannot perform any of the functions which are restricted to men in Holy Orders, e.g. hearing Confession, saying Mass, administering Confirmation or Anointing of the Sick. They are not deacons, priests, or bishops.
In that sense, they are laity.
Although ascetics, nuns, and unordained members of religious associations of men are not "clerics," as members of canonical congregations they are sometimes included under the title clergy in its wider sense as vowed religious.
This indicates that as people who have not received the sacrament of Holy Orders, they are still in a special way dependent under ecclesiastical authority.