There are, apparently, still some priests left in Ireland for the tens of people who still want the sacraments. Evidence for this claim is found in a story at IrishCatholic.com. It concerns that pungent group, the Ass. of Catholic Priests. Have a look at this spittle-flecked nutty against Francis concerning the deaconette situation.
Priests hit out at Pope’s ‘women deacon’ remarks
A group which represents more than 1,000 Irish priests has said Pope Francis’ comments about the status of women deacons is a “major disappointment”. [These dippy men are the major disappointment.]
The reaction comes after the Pope revealed that the 2016 commission he appointed to study women deacons in the early Church could not reach a consensus on whether female ordination was the same as its male counterpart. “We had come to expect reactions like this from previous Popes, but we thought Francis was different, and consequently our disappointment is greater,” the Association [Ass.] of Catholic Priests said in response to the Pope’s comments.
“The equality of women is critical for the credibility and the future of the Church. Introducing women deacons is such a minimalist step that if he cannot move on that, there is little or no prospect of any real movement towards equality.” [Good grief. How many things are wrong in that paragraph.]
The group added that the Pontiff’s remarks on female deacons “confirms that women are not good enough” and that in the eyes of the official Church, “men are more worthy than women”. [That’s simply unworthy manipulation. Just plain stupid.]
“It confirms that the Church continues to be a clerical hierarchical patriarchy. It confirms that injustice is built into the heart of the Church. This is an enormous blow to reforming the Church and bringing it into the 21st Century.” [It’s as if, once started, they don’t know how to stop. I’m reminded of watching a toddler build up to a melt down.]
The complete statement from the Ass. of Catholic Priests is HERE.
My sincere sympathy goes out to my faithful brothers over there who, in the face of this true idiocy, are soldiering along and doing their best.
Regarding the whole topic, I am reminded of this old cartoon from Punch in the early 80’s
That’s sure to fry a few feminist gizzards.
However, on a truly serious note, misleading people into thinking that the ordination of women through the Sacrament of Holy Orders could ever be valid, such that they begin to erode their Catholic identity and seek such a thing, work for such a thing, is surely diabolical. It smacks of the Author of Lies, who lead a people to do precisely what is depicted. May God forgive those deceived priests, who chase and promote a lie.
May Our Lady, under the title of Guadalupe, Crusher of the Serpent’s Head, intercede for them all.