Humor Ordained women priests face new problems by Jeffrey Miller July 29, 2007 written by Jeffrey Miller July 29, 2007 Ha! 11 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Cross? What Cross? next post Fr. Stanley L. Jaki, OSB You may also like Bad news for bloggers September 13, 2004 Friends, Roman Catholics, countrymen, Lent me your ears March 1, 2006 More food posts February 23, 2007 Separated at Birth? July 7, 2004 Say what? June 27, 2007 No to text messaging confession March 3, 2003 Satan victim of bad PR April 24, 2006 Misheard hymns June 9, 2007 Prepare the Kitty Conclave March 2, 2013 Dalai Lama at Mass on Pentecost May 29, 2012 11 comments Monica July 29, 2007 - 5:41 pm Sheesh! Reply patrick July 29, 2007 - 6:07 pm Well, anyone who splits from the Church is bound to have problems later. Reply bill912 July 29, 2007 - 9:29 pm I’m shocked–shocked!–to find they’re not being taken seriously! Reply Amy P. July 29, 2007 - 10:15 pm Did anyone see this: �I think the hardest part is hearing all the juicy gossip during confession and not being able to tell my girlfriends,� sighed Rev. Hampton, �I�ve messed up a couple of times, but everyone probably already knew that Steve and Jenny Johnson were seeing other people. . . I�m still new to this obviously.� Wow. What a joke. Reply Publius July 29, 2007 - 10:40 pm For those who don’t know, Agnus Daily is satirical. Reply Lisa Noonan July 30, 2007 - 11:41 am I wouldn’t be surprised at the grain of truth in it, despite it’s obvious satirical nature. It was very funny though, and I got a strange look from the intern when I forgot to stifle my guffaws. Pax, Lisa Reply Mia Storm July 30, 2007 - 11:51 am Okay, I’m as much for the male-only priesthood as is the next orthodox Catholic, but that “satire” is not funny. It’s demeaning to women, as the quote Amy pulled demonstrates. The idea that a woman could not maintain the sacramental seal but would consider confessions “juicy gossip” is insulting. If God had created the priesthood to include women as ministerial priests — which, as I must state again, I agree that he did not — I’m sure they’d do as well as any man at it, thank you very much. Reply Kathy July 30, 2007 - 12:25 pm Maybe you are right, Mia. But, although I can keep a secret, I don’t know if I could be as tough on people in the confessional as a priest should be. I know this is oversimplistic, but hey, I’m a nurturer. If somebody says they can’t do better I’m likely to let them off the hook and tend to their frustration. Whereas priests ought to be, while kind, insistent that their penitents stay in the struggle. Reply joanne July 30, 2007 - 2:40 pm Funny, my silent reply to the popular “Ordaining a woman as a priest is as effective as ordaining a fence post” has been “Actually if God wanted to ordain a fence post as a priest, it would be effective.” I don’t see female priests as God’s design, from any angle, especially since “movement” in that direction have all been based on pride and disobedience. On the other hand, if naysayers become equally or more obnoxious, who knows? We may end up with fence posts as priests and stones as laity!! Regarding Agnus Daily, I was fooled twice! After reading enough serious reactions I felt silly for having assumed it was satirical; now I feel silly for having changed my assumption based on people’s reactions! “Fool me once…” Never mind, Bush OWNS that saying now! Reply Publius July 30, 2007 - 6:12 pm We may end up with fence posts as priests and stones as laity!! There is a certain advantage to that situation, you know: if Fr. Fence Post is symmetrical, it will be impossible to tell which way he is facing, thereby removing a source of liturgical rancor. And the laity won’t be able to stand when they are supposed to be kneeling (of course they won’t be able to kneel either). Reply patrick July 30, 2007 - 10:44 pm The only problem for Fr. Fence Post is well, if he administers Baptism by immersion he would float around. Giving Absolutions and Penance would also be a problem. At least Mr. and Mrs. Stone at Mass can sing if we ourselves are silent: ‘I tell you that, if they hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.’ Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.