Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I give up! Portugese Cardinal says there is no theological problem with women's ordination.


What up with that?
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At Fatima Our Lady said "In Portugal the dogma of faith will always be preserved".
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Yeah-huh!  But at Akita the Blessed Virgin said, "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops."
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So what's up with Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, the Patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal?
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"Theologically there is no fundamental obstacle," Cardinal Policarpo was quoted as saying. "We could say there's a tradition, because it's never been done. There's a fundamental equality among all the members of the church," the Cardinal said. "The problem lies in a strong tradition, which comes from Jesus and from the fact that the churches of the Reformation conceded the priesthood to women." - Source
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Now clearly that is just wrong.  Especially since the Holy Father has asserted that the teaching against the ordination of women is 'infallible'.
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Whaddaya do? Quick - somebody get Ed Peters on the line!  Or.  Let the dead bury their dead. 
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In the meantime, maybe I should go back to drinking?
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Photo:  Cardinal Policrapo

14 comments:

  1. What is worse than his statement is the fact there are thousands of catholyc womyn that can't wait to be granted the priesthood...

    Of Judas.

    Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Associate minister, Sacristan, Parish Manager, all this has been a training ground.

    It was always intended as such.

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  2. He says it quite clearly,

    There is a strong tradition which comes from Jesus.

    That is all the theological objection needed.

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  3. Cardinal Policrapo.......LOL

    do I get a gold star for paying attention?

    please don't even joke about going back to drinking.....this too shall pass away

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  4. interesting that the Cardinal says
    "The problem lies in a strong tradition, which comes from Jesus..."

    HELLO, strong tradition is not the problem and tradition which comes from Jesus is not the problem....holy smokes! Does he hear himself? Do the bishops cover their ears when he speaks?

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  5. "The Catholic Church will survive only, only where there are still bishops, priests, and the laity who have the supernatural, even heroic,fortitude, to live up to what they know the Vicar of Christ expects of those who call themselves Catholics".

    John Hardon SJ

    Terry; I have, as late, considered a return to drinking, lol. Truly, remaining Catholic requires heroic fortidude of a supernatural order, and will soon, require martyrdom, just as Hardon predicted.

    My Gradfather used to slam his shillelagh on the floor when the priest went on too long in his homily and mutter: "how long, Father, how long?". I want to ask, with my Grandfather, Perc : how much more, how much more can we take?

    Miguel: You are always crystal clear!

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  6. Policarpo? Honestly - I can't get past his name...

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  7. Hardon quote - YAHTZEE! :)

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  8. lol, Doughboy. I needed a laugh!

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  9. ok couple comments:

    1. Terry I seriously think you need to be my spiritual director.

    2. Drinking is good - I do believe that our dear friend in the first comment is on to something, there has been a "Training ground" for the past few decades. I know that sounds sinister, but what isnt?

    3. I have stolen so much from your blog, I think imma start stealing let the dead bury their dead... it could be like the resistance's tag line...

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  10. Joe - that would be disasterous - we'd both fall in a ditch.

    You can take all my material whenever you like.

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  11. SB: disastrous. sheesh.

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  12. For some reason when you said that the movie "Thelma and Louise" flashed before my mind.

    I guess we would have to include Larry.

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