The Crescat wants to buy the priest in this video a beer. Warning: video may cause orthodox baby boomers to hang our graying heads in shame.
This priest is truly saintly—talk about speaking truth with love. I really don’t know if I could have been so loving and calm. The women in the video offered every tired bumper sticker theology line from the Spirit of Vatican II playbook.
Oh and about half way through the video the thought crept into my head that one of the women will say that she has a degree in theology. Yup. She has TWO.
But I am willing to bet my last dollar that she has never read ANY of the 16 Vatican II documents or the Vatican document on the LCWR. Vatican II doesn’t come close to saying what she says it does. Yes I have read and studied the documents.
As for the Doctrinal Assessment? Please read it; it is only eight pages long and an easy read. It is very pastoral in tone, and it does acknowledge the good work that the sisters do for the poor and marginalized.
Too bad journalists no longer read or do research. If they had read the document, it would have been harder to spin this as “the Vatican’s war on women”.
I agree with the commentators on The Crescat blog forget buying the priest a beer. Send him a case of Scotch Irish Whiskey.