Dumb women

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    I wouldn't go so far as to call them stupid.
    I do wonder tho' how they think they can be called priests (ess) if they aren't recognized by the Catholic church.
    Do any other religions have priests? And how will Catholics feel about having these women perform sacred rites if they aren't truly priests?
    As a clergy, I am licensed to perform marriages, baptisms & funerals. If I choose, I am also permitted to have a nondenominational church. I am in no way a theologian or have a degree in religion.
    So what are these women gaining? I think I'm confused.
     
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    Thats just it. they aren't gaining anything. Just time in the news. its not like they have any binding authority in the Catholic Church. In fact, they wont even be members long if they even still are. it just doesnt make sense when there are other denominations that would fit them better.
     
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    While I am not religious now I when I was a protestant in Germany
    I had a female pastor for my confirmation.

    While the OT did not approve of that the NT and Jesus seemed
    to indicate it would be ok.

    Now this is a catholic topic still I wonder why do they exclude
    women from priesthood.

    Are they considered genetically inferior by design?
     
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    Funny thing for me, considering my basic nature is to find as much information as I can, when it comes to the Church, I really do let 'faith' lead me. May not be intellectually rigorous, but it works for me.

    With that, I can deal with most things in the Catholic Church, if NOT for that, I guess I would have to turn to the Jesuits and theology and that is not where I want to go.

    What I don't understand is why some people, who vehemently disagree on one or more parts of the Doctrine, still try to call themselves Catholic, which is NOT a democracy? There are many Protestant groups they would be more comfortable with.

    For some theological discussion on the topic, try here:

    http://www.ewtn.com/library/LITURGY/WOMPRS.TXT
     
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    Many (most?) Protestant denominations allow women to be ordinated. I think the Catholic tradition of a male-only priesthood would be extremely hard to break. I'm not sure why these ladies are doing this, except maybe as a publicity stunt. They've got to know that their actions will not be accepted by their dioceses. (SP?)
     
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    I am thinking that if they act as Priests against the Church then excommunication may be the word of the day soon....
     
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    So what do these women expect to gain??

    (And,I realize I'm asking you to delve into the mind of a [liberal?]woman. Maybe the subject should be dropped.)
     
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    It certainly isn't legitimacy. This is how "protestant" groups are formed. We get to watch history being made....
     
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    Using only Bible scripture, show me where ordaining is scriptural. Also where does the Bible say and /or indicate women are to be preachers, ministers, priests, in a church setting.
     

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