Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How the Heterodox Greet the Pope

On Monday 14 April, I was having dinner at an Irish pub in Washington, DC with two Catholic priests, a Catholic high school teacher, a community leader in DC, and a Catholic blogger/author known as the "bane of feminist bloggers," when one of them noticed a message written on the side of a truck. I rushed over to the window with my camera, and took a picture of the truck and its message.

This is how it turned out:

Groups such as the so-called "Women's Ordination Conference" have sympathizers in the mainstream media. The Voice of America recently featured an "ordained" woman "priest" in a report that was filed only days before the Pope's arrival today in the United States.

Of course, it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give Holy Orders to women. Pope John Paul II tried to end the matter almost 15 years ago, but the persistence of feminist influence within the Church (and the active assistance of the media as shown in the example above) has meant that the issue continues to this day. But I have hope, given the age of the people attending "Mass" with the woman "priest" in the VOA report, and the orthodox "new faithful" of under-40 Catholics (to use a term coined by Colleen Carroll Campbell) who are the future of the Church, that the cause of "women's ordination" will ultimately be flung on the ash heap of history.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been the same with every papal visit. Secular media coverage states that while a "majority" of Catholics and Americans like the pope personally, they all disagree with Church teachings on contraception, divorce, celibacy, ordaining women, abortion, and (added recently) homosexuality. (Funny how the left never seems to care about majority opinion on the death penalty.)

Catholic dissidents and anti-Catholics on the left, right, and center come out of the woodwork and practically trample over each other when competing for the cameras, interviews, and op-ed space.

Life goes on.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Leticia said...

It just shows how desperate they are, as they see their movement graying with no new recruits to take up their tired cause.

On the other hand, you should have seen the hundreds of young, vibrant, orthodox priests and religious at the Papal Rally at Dunwoodie. The future of the Church is in good hands!

2:31 AM  

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