Over at Coo-ees In The Cloister:
Look at this photo. What does it say to you? What questions come to mind as you look at the way these people are dressed, at the signs they are holding?
Is there any dissonance here? This is Anglican, but it is perfectly applicable to the Catholic angle as well.
This reminds me of a parade in San Francisco.
If you and I wanted to make fun of the idea of women bishops, could we beat this?
The way they behave suggests that they are mocking the institution to which they demand admission.
At the end of the day, their idea of hierarchy and church resembles the Metropolitan Community Church rather than the Holy Catholic Church.
As mentioned, above, I think these are Anglicans in the photo. But this is hardly different from what some Catholic women do. They claim to be or want to be Catholic bishops. But, in almost every instance of some wymyn pryyst protest, do you ever get these sense that they either understand what a bishop is or respect what a bishop is?
Over at the blog where I found this photo, they have reference to the Biological Solution view of what these oldsters are up to. Fine. They are right to do so. But let’s open up another front.
There is something of the post-modern affirmation/negation thing going on here. They want to belong to it and, at the same time, they want to destroy it.