A reader sent me a link to a Google Video of Womenpriests at the Call to Action conference from November. If it wasn’t so sad it would be funny. Now I would suggest a drinking game that every time someone at a Call to Action conference uses the word prophetic that you take a drink. I would suggest it if it wasn’t gravely sinful to get that drunk and I think even King Kong with his massive body weight would be pretty tipsy be the end of the conference.
The video also includes Cindy Sheehan who is sitting in the front row. Though not long ago an CSPAN when asked if she was still Catholic she replied no. I think this would be a more honest reply for anybody from CTA. If anybody has doubts about Bishop Bruskewitz excommunication of this group in his diocese should have their doubts lifted by viewing this.
One of the funniest phrases I have heard in reference to advocates of women priest is prophetic obedience. I think it means that in the future there will be women priest so they are being obedient to what will occur then. The women homilist (who wore a cross so big that it would be proportional for Flava Flav from Public Enemy to wear) talked about prophetic obedience and how the "unjust law" of the male only priesthood must be ignored. I will have to try this line of reasoning if I am ever stopped for speeding."But officer, in 100 years the speed limit will be 200, I am actually going to slow." How about prophetic savings. That would be so cool. Just to go into my bank and withdraw an amount of money that would be equal to a couple hundred years worth of interest.
Funny though that my reading of the Old Testament the prophets themselves never acted like this. They were always calling Israel back to the practice of the Faith as handed down. They were always fighting against the culture of the time not being synchronous with it. Pointing out the sins of the country and then usually getting killed for it. I guess the new way of being a prophet has some advantages. Preaching a cultural message in sync with the current culture isn’t very likely to get you persecuted or killed. If the Old Testament prophets had not been so judgmental and had only preached about how it was okay to pray to idols and sacrifice to other gods they would have been left alone. Tolerance instead of talk about covenant curses and equating idol worship with adultery. Modern prophets get invited to conferences instead of being stoned to death. If only God had called up prophets to affirm people instead of calling them to be faithful and to a life of holiness. John the Baptist could have opened up a shop of fashionable camel hair clothing instead of being beheaded for criticising the marriage of Herod.