In 2004, a Freeper reported on Cardinal George's remarks at a chat for students. His most sobering comment concerned the status of the Church in twenty years. His foresees the Catholic Church being forced underground as in China (with less physical persecution). He argued that for example, a woman sues the Church to be a priest saying it is her right. She gets five justices to agree that it is a right. The Church cannot argue legally from a sacramental standpoint, because Roe v. Wade changed the argument from institutional and community to individual rights, as such the Church must argue on the basis of rights, and here has no argument. The Five justices decree women's ordination, the result is two churches. One a state sponsored Catholic Church and the other an underground Catholic Church. His actual timeframe was ten years.
Looks like he was slightly too pessimistic. But it's still pretty astonishing that the Obama administration took such a radical stand.
posted on 10/08/2011 12:12:53 PM PDT
“But it’s still pretty astonishing that the Obama administration took such a radical stand.”
Why would it astonish you? This train’s been rolling this way for some time now.
Anyways, as far as I can see, it’s only the Roman Catholic church and the Orthodox church that do not have woman’s ordination.
Among the protestants you have most of the Southern Baptists, the Missouri synod, the Presbyterian Church in America,
I’m a bit shocked, my own former denomination, the Mennonite Brethren now ordain women. I’m not surprised, they were going down this route quite some time ago.
posted on 10/08/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT
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