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Saturday, December 18, 2010


Thomas S

"To enter into an ordo always also means to enter into a relationship of subordination. But in our liberation movement, says Schussler-Fiorenza, we don't want to enter into an ordo, into a subordo, a 'subordination', but to overcome the very phenomenon itself. Our struggle, she says, therefore mustn't aim at women's ordination; that is precisely the wrong thing to do. Rather, it must aim at the cessation of ordination altogether and at making the Church a society of equals in which there is only a 'shifting leadership.'"

BINGO! There's the bottom-line. Many feminists "in" the Church may not see it themselves, but at the heart of their heresy is an ultimate denial of the priesthood itself.

Steve Cianca

Exactly so, Thomas. At least Schussler-Fiorenza has the decency to be honest about the feminist motivation.

She says that "ordination is subordination, and that's exactly what we don't want."

Perhaps a more succinct way of putting the feminist agenda would be "Non serviam."

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