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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:57 AM
Ridiculous, stupid, wrong.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:21 PM

Good post, Tex.

"dweimarweiner," Clever; I like it!

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:57 PM

Your dumb question:

"why cant women be priests?"

NOBODY at all can BE a priest, Knucklehead; only a person whom God CALLS can. He just hasn't been calling women. And He obviously won't call any just because YOU see the need. You are unimportant.

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:54 PM

Why have Popes lavished such fervent love and devotion on the Blessed Virgin, if they're misonygists? Knucklehead???
Texan1984 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:33 AM
Gee dweimarweiner, I thought abortion was population control for the weak minded and weak moraled people. Turn around and pull, your head is up your asz.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:19 AM
And Ken, it has absolutely nothing to do with being a misogynist
Right Makes Might Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:53 AM
my kids aren’t enjoying the same experience, even though they, too, attend Catholic schools, simply because there aren’t enough priests and sisters to do the jobs.
Right Makes Might Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:53 AM
To even ask the question reveals the fundamental logical flaw that animates feminism; that is, that the traditional role of women in our culture is somehow inferior and degrading. It is not.

As in the larger society, men and women in the Church have roles to play that are distinct, yet equally indispensable in maintaining a healthy social order. When we begin to view men and women as interchangeable, problems ensue. You may fill in the blanks; examples of what I mean are all around us.

Would that we had more clergy, male and female alike. When I was in grade school, the sisters did an excellent job of guiding us from childhood into our adolescence. In high school, the priests carried most of the load in turning us into adults. Sadly
G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:37 AM
There is a big difference between “equal” and “fair”. My kids once when they accused me of being “unfair”. I explained that I DO treat them fairly, just not equally. After all, if I treated them equally, I’d by them the same size shoes, even though the shoes wouldn’t fit one or the other of them.

Similarly, men and women are not the same. They are different, just as God created them. To ignore this difference is to be blind to God’s plan.
dweimaraner Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:30 AM
if the church viewed everyone as equal women could be priests. period.

the church is nothing more than a means of population control for weak minded people. if you buy into its backward ways you really need to take a step back and think for yourself.
G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:24 AM
My question to dweimaraner is this: Why does the fact that women cannot enter the priesthood indicate to that the church hates women? Women can participate in the sacrament of Holy Orders and serve the Church as nuns. I know many women in my parish in leadership roles, just not priests.

It’s ironic that the faith that most honors (note, NOT worships) Mary as the mother of God is condemned as the faith that “hates women” the most.
G-Pa Chaz Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:23 AM
Actually, there’s a bit more to it than that, Ken. That’s one of the tougher questions facing the Church. I’m no theologian, but here goes . . .

1. The Church is imitating Christ. Christ only chose men to be apostles, the first bishops, and so the Church is following this example.

2. Realize that the priests represent Christ here on earth. Christ is called the groom, and His Church is His bride. Having a woman priest would be akin to having two brides, which is not marriage as instituted by God.
Ken6226 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:20 AM
It's called religious freedom. If the Catholic Church wants to forbid the ordination of women, that's their right. There's no law requiring you to be a Catholic. Why do you liberals insist that everyone else bow to your will?
dweimaraner Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:01 AM
why cant women be priests?

The resignation of Pope Benedict comes as a surprise.  Now all eyes will turn to the College of Cardinals, which will elect his successor by Easter (this year, near the end of March).

Although I am not a Catholic, the news of the resignation was profoundly disheartening to me.  Notwithstanding its flaws (or, more properly, some profoundly flawed leaders), the Catholic Church has been stalwart in standing as a bastion for eternal truths, even when they are not popular.

Here is just one example of why social conservatives will dearly miss Pope Benedict.  In written responses to questions...