Some folks who are Catholics for the Ordination of Women (C.O.W.s) are now offering their MOOS to the general public.
Not tweets… MOOS!
I saw at, where else, the National Schismatic Reporter (aka The Fishwrap) that MOOS are yours for the asking!
Our old pals Phyllis Zagano and Rev. Mr. Ditewig are diligently peddling their dubious notion that women should be ordained deacons.
No, no! Wait!
You’ll be pleased to learn that they are hosting a free online seminar, which is apparently a “Massive Online Open Seminar”!
Perhaps you, dear readers, could give them a little help? Yes, there’s still time! Click HERE and follow the links to their MOOS. They will have a discussion board, too.
If you sign up, I suspect that you might not be allowed actually to participate, and they will use your registration as a statistic in their favor. But… hey! Then we can say that – in a spirit of openness – we helped them, right?
Still time to sign up: Online seminar on women deacons! Make this MOOS massive!
After you follow the Fishwrap link, be sure to click the correct button at the school’s site. Here’s a helpful screenshot.
I read one of the little booklets on the topic referenced on The Fishwrap‘s page. It was an experience. It was like – how to put this – walking through one of those halls of mirrors that are all different shapes: the images you get have some relation to truth, but … not really.
Alternatively, you could spend your time reading this:
Deaconesses: An Historical Study by A. G. Martimort. This is about the best you can get right now in the English language on the issue. I suspect that more will be forthcoming, even from the Holy See. I would not be at all surprised if, before too very long (in Church-time) there could be something along the lines of Diaconorum ordinis… or maybe Ordinatio diaconalis. I would very much like it to be from Pope Francis, who has no time for the ordination of women.
After all, what a shame it would be were women to clericalized, which, these days, is about as bad as you can get! As Pope Francis himself put it:
“Women in the Church must be valued, not clericalized!”
Mooderation… um… Mudderation… the queue is switch ON.
Priesthood and Diaconate: The Recipient of the Sacrament of Holy Orders from the Perspective of Creation Theology and Christology
Everyone… please click on that image of Deaconesses, above, and then click that you want the book for Kindle. Please?
You might have to scroll down a little and look on the right.
And if you don’t yet have a Kindle, order one! I use mine all the time. I read now more than ever and that was a lot.