Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jesuit On Woman Priests

Envy seeks a society of mediocrity where everyone can do everything, have everything, experience everything. Yet in envy's breeding ground a strange anomaly takes place. The lowly are persuaded they will arrive at the highest, while the highest are injected with a guilt complex over their hard earned success.
People content in their natural positions have their expectations for success and promotions cruelly and falsely promised by the rise of the inner torment of envy. Out of envy women claim they have a right to be priests
priests want to be married or, at least, be in politics, in acting, in music, in dancing, in anything and everything,
An excerpt from from the book entitled,  The Roots of Violence by Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J.


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Anonymous said...

womyn for others.............

Anonymous said...

Women should be allowed to be priests.

Maria said...

Uh huh. And nuns should be allowed to wear pink lipstick. St Ignatius pray for us.

It bears repetition:

"If someone objects that the ordination of men by Christ and the early Church was simply a contingent fact; that it could have been otherwise, I grant the observation. But since when are Christians to stand in judgment on why God did what He did, like become man, when the world could have (absolutely speaking) been redeemed without the Incarnation; or why God does what He does, like nourish us with His own Body and Blood when our spiritual life could (absolutely speaking) be sustained by other means if He had so chosen?

One of the great blessings I see coming from the present discussion about the ordination of women is our deeper realization of God’s wisdom in providing for a variety of ways He can be loved, and a bewildering diversity of ministries by which He can be served.

It is for us to stand in awe, and not in judgment, on the ways of God who chose a woman and not a man by whom to enter the world. If this was selectivity, and it was, it was not discrimination. God never does things without good reasons, even when these reasons escape or elude us, who—would you believe—sometimes want to instruct God."

Servis Dei John Hardon SJ