I promise that I am not making this up. I couldn’t if I tried.
This is a perfect example of self-parody, direct from the pages of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka The Fishwrap).
This is from one of the darlings of the LCWR, the Fishwrap’s very own Jamie Manson. You may recall that she was mentored by Sr. Margaret Farley.
I don’t even have to add any emphases or comments this time.
Women’s ordination movement takes interfaith approach
“You’re not alone” isn’t a message members of most prophetic movements are accustomed to hearing. But in the struggle over the ordination of women, a new interfaith collaboration seems to be emerging.
On Monday, women and men from multiple faith traditions will gather in Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City for a day of prayer called “Equal in Faith: Women Fast for Gender Justice.”
After a day of fasting, participants will gather at St. Stephen and the Incarnation in Washington and at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple for an interfaith service of prayer for the equal treatment of women in all faith communities.
“While women have access to spiritual authority in a growing number of religions, far too many women are still being denied equal participation and leadership in their faith traditions,” said Erin Saiz Hanna, executive director of the Women’s Ordination Conference, the largest and oldest organization advocating for the ordination of women in the Catholic church. The conference is one of the principal sponsors of the event.
Those who can’t be in either city Monday are still invited to participate through the event’s Facebook page.
“Our supporters can be in solidarity wherever they are,” Hanna said in an interview earlier this week. “They can pray with us and, if they are able, fast.” Messages of encouragement and hope can also be added to the Facebook page.
The use of Facebook in this action is especially appropriate since the interfaith collaboration was initially born out of social media.
Late last year, Women’s Ordination Conference staffers and friends produced and posted to YouTube a humorous music video called “Ordain a Lady” that advocated for the full inclusion of women in the Catholic church. Not surprisingly, the video elicited strong reactions from both supporters and detractors of the women’s ordination movement.
You can read the rest there.
I did not make that up and it is not from some spoof site. I double-checked.
Just in case you don’t remember that powerful, moving video Jamie mentioned, here it is. If I were a proponent of women’s ordination I would strangle the people who made the video. How embarrassing is this? You almost feel bad for them.
Another reminder that we live in a fallen world.