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I’m not sure why this made me so angry

May 29, 2008

The Vatican just announced that any women ordained, and the Bishops who ordained them, will be automatically excommunicated.  Other “offenses” that warrant auto-excom?  “Laying violent hands on the Pope.”

Fantastic.  Recognizing women who are called and give their life to the church is on par with taking sniper shots at the Popemobile.

Meanwhile, my local church synod – you know, part of the denomination founded by the German scholar who loudly cried BULLSHIT against the Catholic church – just elected a bishop that is supportive of anyone who hears the calling and wishes to devote their life to spreading the Word, regardless of their sex, their race, their marital status, their sexual orientation, or if their gender identification is in alignment to the gender on their birth certificate.

Last time I checked judgment was the sole domain of… not us.  With all the pedophiles and serial killers you think God is really going to take issue with whether a Catholic priest has a penis or not?  And if God really does care, will a woman who hears the calling so strong that she goes and makes herself a man, get extra super duper Heaven points for all that effort? 

It’s an honest question.

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2 comments

  1. I’m not Catholic (raised Anglican) but this has always bothered me. I did a number of papers on it in university. Jesus was a pretty accepting guy, so a religion based on him really shouldn’t exclude ya know? Bah.


  2. Amen to that, Sister!

    “Bah” is right. Hmph.



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