Comments on: Catholics campaigning for women priests detained at Vatican http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/10/17/catholics-campaigning-for-women-priests-detained-at-vatican/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: churchequality http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/10/17/catholics-campaigning-for-women-priests-detained-at-vatican/comment-page-1/#comment-77087 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:17:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=23325#comment-77087 Why not start a grassroots movement of people who believe that the church’s contempt of women and internal corruption is unacceptable. How? By going up to the priest, but refusing communion with the statement, “I will take communion again when women can become priests.” Let enough of us say that for however many years it will take for change.

I am a professional who takes mother to church every Sunday and finally joined the choir. Raised in the catholic church with two aunts who served as mothers general of religious women, it is an honor to sing the psalms as cantor. Yet I suffer an existential crisis every Sunday listening to a priest who yet again this Sunday disparages women. The overarching political issue is one no one can deny: The church is corrupt because women have not been equal. It’s time we said it because nothing will change unless we press forward with this message every single Sunday. ” I will take communion again when women can become priests.”

Please send this to as many people as you can.

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By: cpmondello http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/10/17/catholics-campaigning-for-women-priests-detained-at-vatican/comment-page-1/#comment-31738 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:53:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=23325#comment-31738 I wonder how many child rapists they detained, if ever they did.

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By: lanpav http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/10/17/catholics-campaigning-for-women-priests-detained-at-vatican/comment-page-1/#comment-31734 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:47:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=23325#comment-31734 The Vatican seems to take us for fools. Christ chose 12 men; so what? The priest on the altar stands in the place of Christ; yes, but why is gender the one attribute which automatically disqualifies someone? It would be more honest and understandable to say, for example, ordaining women would be more trouble than it is worth, because the traditionalists would kick up a storm, so we won’t do it.

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