An reader who must have been cleaning out a cyber-drain alerted me to a whine… er um… post from the wymynpryst types… you know… the deluded.
This is offered both for its amusement factor and to help you understand their mentality.
My emphases and comments.
Roman Catholic Womenpriests call on Pope Benedict to lift the decree of automatic excommunication issued on May 29, 2008 against all in our movement as a gesture of reconciliation and justice toward women in the church. ["reconciliation" perhaps… but "justice"?] As is well known, the Congregation for Bishops, instructed by the Pope, removed the excommunication of four traditionist [sic] bishops on Jan. 21, 2009. Therefore, Roman Catholic Womenpriests call on the Pope to lift the decree of excommunication against us. [So… they are acknowledging that they are excommunicated. They are acknowledging the authority of the Bishop of Rome. A Bishop of Rome issued Ordinatio sacerdotalis. This Pope explained how this teaching was infallibe.] This gesture will be a step away from the institutional church’s treatment of women as second-class citizens. We stand firmly in the tradition of Vatican ll which declares:
"Any kind of social or cultural discrimination in basic personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language or religion, must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design." Gaudium et Spes, art. 29, 2 [Problem: This isn’t social or cultural discrimination. It is divine discrimination. And it not discrimination in the sense of unfair treatment, for God cannot be unfair. It is discrimination in the sense that there are distinctions to be made about what God desires men and women to do in and for the Church.]
No priest pedophiles have been excommunicated. [So? That’s has nothing to do with the SSPX or the wymyn]
No bishops who were responsible for their continued placement in parishes after their pedophile history was known have been excommunicated. [So? That’s has nothing to do with the SSPX or the wymyn]
Theologians who teach and support Vatican II teachings and who support women’s ordination are silenced and/or excommunicated. [Good. It has their attention focused, doesn’t it?]
Women ordained as priests are excommunicated. [Problem: THEY ARE NOT ORDAINED.]
Priests and laity who support women priests are excommunicated. [I would love a list that we could post.]
Priests who reject Vatican II and who deny the holocaust and who openly deny the full equality of women are "rehabilitated" after earlier excommunication? [Are they so dense that they don’t understand that acceptance or refusal of Vatican II or any opinion about the Holocaust were NOT the reasons why they were excommunicated? They were excomm’d because THEY DEFIED THE POPE and were ordained without permission. Get it? The Church says no and it means no?!]
What’s wrong with this picture? [I could ask other questions along those lines.]