Saturday, December 08, 2012

The year the world stood still

For aging --and this guy is seriously aging-- Catholic Liberals, it's always 1968.

A 92 year old Jesuit got suspended from his priesthood for participating in a ritual with a "Roman Catholic Woman Priest".

The heart-rending but empowering story.

The charming street-demo style image:

The narcoleptic array of slogans

The humble but inflated soul-stirring 1968 prose.
"It was a hope in the back of my heart that these men would walk in solidarity with Bill, stand up for justice and … make it a new world, make it a new day in our church, as Bill has done," she said. "It’s time for the rest of the male priests to find the courage to listen to the workings of the Holy Spirit in their heart and conscience."
This is what even Martin Luther would call Schwärmerei. You can sorta tell what that means even if you don't speak German.

*Re "Lay Empowerment!" on the bulletin board there. There is no bar, in principle, against ordaining vast numbers of Catholic men, say, along with the sacrament of Confirmation. Like the Mormons, we'd have millions of that would be lay empowerment. But alas, no women priests. 

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