At the Jesuit run America Magazine, James Martin, SJ – who worked so hard to confuse as many people as he could into thinking that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was picking on all women religious in the USA – is now presenting a sympathetic view of a Christian Brother who is calling for the ordination of women to the priesthood.
Yes, I know. You are shocked.
When you look over the article on your own, pay attention to the code language “institutional church”. This is the same-ol-same-ol tactic of pitting the “institutional” church against something that is, in their estimation, a more authentic church.
No where in his 700 words on this idea from Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, – which, by the way, is contrary to the Catholic Faith – does Fr. Martin defend the Church’s teachings. Instead, Martin dwells on how dysfunctional the Church is. Martin effectively concludes with DeThomasis’ words:
It is unjust for anyone to judge that we who are not in lockstep with all the outward signs of behavior that the church prescribes are therefore “less Catholic.”
Is open denial of the Church’s teaching about the impossibility of ordaining women just an “outward sign of behavior”? Don’t “outward signs of behavior” mean anything to these people?
I, however, am in lockstep with the Church’s teaching on this matter.