With the election of President Elect Obama, I think we will now see a progressivist spill over in the Catholic sphere. The progressivists will be emboldened now.
They will, with their characteristic clarity of thought, connect the political shift and mandate given to the Dem ticket to a democratization of the Church.
So, watch as calls for the ordination of women increase, because after all the Church is an equal opportunity employer. There will return a push for lay preaching, because, as they will reason, the Dems were elected. They will with great resentment toward outside influence say that church leadership should be elected.
At the same time, remember that these calls will come from people who don’t have any real influence. Also, the demographics of the men who are entering seminary has shifted enormously. The future leadership of the Church is decidedly faithful to the regula fidei.
So… more than ever you must do your best to support seminarians and your priests and bishops who are doing their good work. I mean support them in concrete ways. Help financially and write them notes of encouragement. When you see they are doing something good, thank them.
BTW… here is a screenshot of the young people celebrating the outcoming of the election.