“Media Ordains Female Priests”

Heh. So says Molly over at Get Religion . She has a great take down on a Time Magazine article, by Dawn Reiss, which has a ridiculous and ill informed headline: The Push to Ordain Female Priests Gains Ground

I was going not going to post on the latest, yawn, non news of grown women play acting at being a Catholic priest, but Molly’s take down is too good to ignore. Btw Molly is not Catholic.


“Alta Jacko is the mother of eight children. She is also an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church. Jacko, 81, who earned her master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University, a Jesuit Catholic school, says that being a priest is what she was called to do.

Really. That’s REALLY how the article “Efforts Rising to Ordain Women as Roman Catholic Priests” by Dawn Reiss begins. What to say other than … this is not true. There is no mother of eight children who is an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church. How do I know this? Because I know that the church doesn’t ordain any female, whether they’ve gotten a degree from a Catholic university or not. Whether or not you are an “ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church” is similar to whether or not you are a starting pitcher for the Yankees. It’s not about what you feel called to do. It’s not about feelings at all. And a journalist can check out this fact just as easily as she can check out the roster for a baseball team.”  Read More here.

I just don’t understand why the press keeps on with the “Catholic Church Ordains Woman Priest” lie of a mime. Are they really under the delusion that public pressure will cause the Church to change a doctrine that it can’t possibly change?  The Church does not have the authority, from God, to ordain women. Period. The willed ignorance of the MSM is as astonishing as it is arrogant.

It is not as if this is even a vibrant grass roots movement. Most of the pretend women priests are, um, quite mature. The women in the article is 81.

Clearly this movement will have a short shelf life.

Why bother investigating why the Church does not ordain women, when you know that it is wrong because you feel it is wrong. I feel therefore I am. Geesh. And they wonder why the print media is dying.

I have written on this before here and here. If you want to know why the Church does not ordain women, please read John Paul II’s Apostolic letter ORDINATIO SACERDOTALIS ( On reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone) here .  The successor to Peter concludes:

“Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church’s divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.”

Sr. Sarah Butler, who once believed that women ordinations,were possible, explains why not here.

Now if only the author Dawn Reiss, and her editor, of  Time Magazine would read and study the Church’s reasoning…  I know, I know.  Now I sound delusional. Well miracles do happen, and the Holy Spirit blows where he wills.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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2 Responses to “Media Ordains Female Priests”

  1. Sheri says:

    This whole post does not contain one reason that a woman would not make a great priest. Just because the pope says women can’t be priests is silly. Women are just as capable and there would be a lot less sexual abuse and priest shuffling if there were women in the clergy. But honestly, what women is so stupid to want to be a part of such a backward organization?


  2. Susan Kehoe says:

    Dear Sheri,
    You are correct, this post does not address the issue. But in the post there are several links to previous posts on the subject and to external resources. Please read those before commenting. I recommend that you begin by going to the paper written by Sr. Sara Butler:http://www.archny.org/media/files-seminary/Mar7dunwoodie.doc . Claiming that a position is “silly” is not an argument. It is an opinion.
    God bless,


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