First, take a look HERE. This is where the Holy See posted the transcript of Pope Francis’ chat with newsies on the flight back to Rome from Rio. From what I can tell, it is the whole thing and in the original languages.
Sr. Kane supports women in deciding to undergo fake ordinations of women in the Catholic Church as if they were real.
Pope Francis said on the airplane from Rio to Rome (original and my translation):
E, con riferimento all’ordinazione delle donne, la Chiesa ha parlato e dice: “No”. L’ha detto Giovanni Paolo II, ma con una formulazione definitiva. Quella è chiusa, quella porta, ma su questo voglio dirti una cosa. L’ho detto, ma lo ripeto. La Madonna, Maria, era più importante degli Apostoli, dei vescovi e dei diaconi e dei preti. … And, in reference to the ordination of women, the Church has spoken and says: “No”. John Paul II said this, but with a definitive formulation. It is closed, this door, but I want to tell you something about this. I’ve said this, but I’ll repeat it. “La Madonna”, Mary, was more important than the Apostles, than bishops, and than deacons and priests.
Ordination of women? The door is closed. In other words, “Not. Going. To. Happen.”
In the wake of WYD in Rio, Sr. Kane commented on Pope Francis’ airplane remarks to the National Schismatic Reporter, which (as the newspaper of record for heterodoxy) tirelessly stumps for the heresy that women can be ordained priests.
Kane said in NSR:
“John Paul II was definitive, but John Paul II is dead,” said Kane. “You don’t just bury it because John Paul II said it. I wonder what [Francis’] own feeling is.”
Good grief. How many things are wrong with this notion of hers?
What John Paul taught definitively was only definitive while he was alive? When a Pope dies his teaching is zeroed out unless another Pope feels he wants to make it his own?
In Kane’s labyrinthine mind what the Church says about the ordination of women is merely a policy rather than a definitive teaching. Policies can be changed with the stroke of a pen. Exponents of the Magisterium of Nuns sees this issue through the lens of power and this-worldly social justice.
Furthermore, what is Francis’ feeling about this?
What part of “the door is closed” is hard to grasp?
There’s lots of other rubbish in what Kane said over at Fishwrap, but let’s stick with that “feeling” thing for a moment or two longer.
Her ideas sound rather like those of a talking head on MSNBC the other day. HERE.
Remember Melissa Harris Perry of the tampon earrings? She said:
“When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science,” Harris-Perry said on her show Sunday. “The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.”
There is a creepy similarity in their reasoning. Substitute “parents” with “Pope and bishops” and “science” with “doctrine”.
If feelings change, the status of the fetus changes from human to non-human. If feelings change, the status of the ordination of women “policy” changes from closed door to open door.
Feeeeelings wowowo feeeeeeelings!
What does this “feelings” and “policy” vision lead to?
Picture if you will the fictional Pope Lío I, born entirely from the imagination.
In the minds of these strange sisters and those who support them, Lío is the first “compassionate Pope” ehvvur, … except maybe for John XXIII, who was the first “good Pope” or good “Bishop of Rome”… or… whatever. “Good Pope” John opened the windows and doors of the Church to the world with Vatican II, which as you know was the most important event, like ehvvur, since … I dunno… like before Jesus even though happiness was thwarted by Humanae vitae and, in 2005, the Pope Who Must Not Be Named. In fact, Lío I really is Pope Lío “the Great” because he personally drives a used Fiat 500, pets people’s dogs during audiences, lives in a card-board box in the Vatican gardens and wears canvass sneakers.
Pope Lío I is really truly for justice and equality for all. He feels that it is time to change policy and open the door to women’s ordination.
He overturns the policy of dead, stole and mozzetta wearing Pope John Paul II, who felt in his day that women should not be ordained. Mean ol’ JP2’s teaching isn’t definitive now because he’s… well… definitively dead. So, under wonderful Lío, we have a new policy of justice. Ordination of women is finally here!
Then, one fell day, on a Roman bus in the suburbs on his way to help lay bricks at a mosque, Lío is feeding the poor with his own hands while talking to journalists about the sale of the Pietà to raise money for the distribution of condoms from the center loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica – ’cause he feels it’s time to reverse the policy of the dead, mozzetta-wearing, sedia-riding, Paul VI.
Alas, in spite of the protection detail of nuns on the bus around him, Pope Lío is taken out by women-oppressing Vatican II-hating rad-trad Catholics who shout “TURN BACK THE CLOCK” while carrying banners in favor of Latin and inequality for women and injustice for gays.
Lío, tragically, didn’t have time to change the policy of election of Bishops of Rome by cardinals over to popular election – that was to be the next week’s project. There has to be another conclave. Cardinals, ordained males, many of them even white and straight (perhaps invalidating their votes!), gather in Rome.
Pope LEO XIV is elected!
Before Pope Leo “the Terrible” – surely an anti-Pope because he wears a stole and mozzetta – mounts the sedia gestatoria in his red shoes, he reopens the Papal Apartments in the Apostolic Palace and, at
Benedict XVI’s the Pope Who Must Not Be Named’s old desk, with pen in his male white hand – surely a phallic-symbol according to the LCWR – with a resounding BOOM slams the ordination door “policy” in the face of women of every age.
Oh the weeping! Oh the
patheos pathos! Oh oh … the horror!
Protests rise up. The agony of women is everywhere in the press. “You CAN’T do THAT!, they cry, “Pope Lío’s policy was definitive!”
“No, wait!” they plead, “It was INFALLIBLE!”
When you get right down to it, the nuns calling for the ordination of women are simply begging for approval from men.
I have to end this here so I can reapply for media credentials for the upcoming LCWR assembly. Since they rejected my application for this year – yes, I’ll try again – I’ll get ready for the upcoming 2020 assembly.