Monday, November 24, 2008

Concerning the Excommunication of Fr. Roy Bourgeois.

Fr. Roy Bourgeois, who faces excommunication for his support of "women’s ordination" in the Catholic Church, says that he will not recant and maintains that, because of his more than 30 years in the priesthood, he should be allowed a 10 or 15 minute talk with Pope Benedict XVI.

Does Bourgeois seriously think for a moment that he can change the Pope's mind on this?
He's going to sit down with Pope Benedict and, with his brilliant argument for allowing women priests in the Church, bring the Holy Father to slap himself on the forehead and say,
"Wow, why didn't I think of that?!"

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: (889)
"In order to preserve the Church in the purity of the faith handed on by the apostles, Christ who is the Truth willed to confer on her a share in his own infallibility. By a 'supernatural sense of faith' the People of God, under the guidance of the Church's living Magisterium, 'unfailingly adheres to this faith.'"

Obviously, that statement is either true or it isn't. You either believe it or you don't.
If Fr. Bourgeois is correct, the Catholic Church is in serious error regarding her teaching on the ordination of women. If he is correct, the Church, therefore, does not share in Christ's infallibility.
Why, then, would Bourgeois want to be a member of a Church that is in such serious error ?
It would make more sense if Bougeois would simply say that the Church is in error. He should come out and say that the Church is not infallible and leave the Church for a denomination that he believes does teach Christ's Truth.
There are countless numbers of Christian denominations. I'm sure that whatever you choose to believe there is a church that mirrors that belief. Why stay in a church that you believe is wrong? I would be foolish, indeed, if I fought with the Anglicans over that Church ordaining women or allowing priests to marry. I certainly wouldn't claim to be an Episcopal and then argue with the Episcopal Church over same sex marriage.
Bourgeois and the Roman Catholic Womenpriests expose themselves as egotists who believe they know better than the Catholic Church and want to be known as the Wunderkind who beat the Church.
The same argument can be used against cafeteria Catholics like Joe Biden or Maria Shriver who pick and choose over what teachings they will accept and which ones they'll ignore.
Just admit that you are not a Catholic.
What can be simpler than that?


Joe of St. Thérèse said...


Thomas Shawn said...

Pope John Paul II put the kibosh on feamle ordination in a document called Ordinatio Sacerdotalis.

Hate to sound extremist but I feel that girl altarboys need to go. There's a bunch of roles that the girls can fulfill but the altar servers have always been meant as a "garden for vocations."

Thomas Shawn said...

BTW, what does "CRONES" on the altar cloth stand for?

Robert said...

I stole the acronym "C.R.O.N.E.S." from LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy.....he thought it up. it stands for Coalition of Resentful "Ordained" Non-Episcopal Sistahs.