The Trinity and gender
Recently Father James Martin, S.J. tweeted two items regarding the Holy Spirit as feminine.
In response Darwin Catholic has an excellent response looking at Sex, Grammar and the Holy Spirit. Well worth reading and shows the silliness of Father’s bit of what I would call Twitter Trolling.
In related news another priest Retweeted Fr. Martin’s tweet and subsequently threatened to sue a blogger who posted about this tweet and another of his celebrating Ireland’s passing of same-sex-so-called-marriage. Subsequent update from the women blogger involved regarding an exchange with Fr. Dan.
In response to the Anglican’s possible change to calling God “Mother”, see Fr. Longenecker’s Twelve Reasons Why You Can’t Call God “Mother”.
Bruce Jenner and beyond
Yesterday social media was awash with the Vanity Fair cover of Bruce Jenner as Caitlyn. I definitely could have used a Vanity Fair filter yesterday. Lots of puns came to mind regarding his last name as a rhyme with gender to me, I wish prayer came to me as easily. Still I had no intention of posting on this at all.
That is until I saw Thomas L. McDonald’s post What Should We Call Bruce Jenner?. This is an excellent look regarding this which takes seriously the question in the title.
With transgender issues being the hot topic right now, Wesley J. Smith looks at another piece of word engineering regarding “transability” and the media’s use of “transabled” to refer to those who suffer with Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID).