Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Ordination of Women - It's all about Mary

Virgin Mary Santiago
Mary shrugs as if to say, "Women priests? Why the heck not?" (image credit: Fairlytall on Flickr)

Tobias Stanislas Haller best expressed the argument in favor of women priests here:
If God had wanted women to be priests and bishops,
He would have made a woman
the means of His Incarnation,
the agent of the first manifestation
of His Real Presence
in Body and Blood.

Oh, wait...

Fr. Tobias goes on in today's post to say that because Christ redeemed all of humanity in his incarnation as a human, gender should not be a barrier to ordination. Bravo, Fr. Tobias.

It's a great read for the eve of the Feast of the Assumption. You know, the one where some pope from back in the day said that although there's nothing in the bible about Mary going to heaven, we can assume that she did. So there ya go.

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