Skip to comments.The Angelican Wannabe Fallacy
Posted on 05/21/2014 9:36:13 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
Prior to April 27s canonization-doubleheader, I taped a lengthy interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, discussing both John XXIII and John Paul II. The ABC was kind enough to send transcripts of the programs it did on these giants of modern Catholicism, so I was able to read what others had to say about the Churchs two newest saints. Much of it was interesting, but some comments verged on the bizarre.
Dr. Lavinia Byrne (for those unfamiliar with the higher echelons of the British Catholic commentariat) is a former nun whose refusal to concede that the question of ordaining women to the ministerial priesthood was definitively settled by John Paul II in 1994 led to difficulties with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and her eventual departure from religious life. Dr. Byrne was one of those interviewed for the ABC program on John Paul II, and while her animus toward the Polish pope was entirely predictable, what struck me was the following statement, which she made toward the end of the program:
If in the 1990s, the [Catholic] Church had followed the example of the Anglican communion and had accepted the ordination of women, it would look very different nowadays
.Had there been ordination of women we would not have had parishes that are starved of the sacraments because there simply arent enough young men coming forward who are prepared to be celibate and prepared to labor on their own.
(Excerpt) Read more at denvercatholicregister.org ...
Angelican? They want to be angels?
Methinks you meant Anglican....
(and a lot of us Anglicans do not support women’s ordination, btw....)
But you have it. Do you believe women are validly ordained priests and bishops of Christ's church?
Weigel is correct. The Catholic Church WOULD look different. It would not "look" like or BE the same 2000 years old Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church does not ordain woman.
That is true.