Friday, 18 July 2008

So I Guess It Won't Be Valid, Then...?

Fr. Z has written one of the funniest comments I've ever read on the sorry subject of women's so-called ordination...

"...a real bishop can no more ordain a woman than I can transubstantiate a banana into the Body of Christ. It just doesn’t work."

The rest of the post (a fisk of an article reporting a proposed women's ordination ceremony) is just depressing because, as Fr. Z points out, the ceremony isn't valid, so no matter how much the women want to be priests, it just won't happen... and they can't accept that.

You know, this man I know* really wants to be a mother. He feels called to the vocation of motherhood. If he says it often enough, and loud enough, and with enough press attention, do you think that God will eventually give in and let him get pregnant...?


*Ok, I'll admit that he doesn't actually exist... but it's the same principle!

4 comments:

Quantitative Metathesis said...

Unfortunately, the pregnant man analogy doesn't work anymore, as there is a guy in the States who has gotten pregnant. And I'm not talking about the transsexual woman, either.
http://www.malepregnancy.com/

Excuse me while I go find pictures of healthy and normal moms and babies, now....

gemoftheocean said...

Mac, I think they're called "Sea Horses."


.As regards to the "male pregnancy" -- that's a crock. Some half-way "transgendered" type decided he/she/it wanted to get pregnant...of course having been born a woman..... well, duh, sparky....

Karen

Quantitative Metathesis said...

Karen,
No, actually it's a different one. This man has a baby growing in his abdominal cavity, the IVF embryo having been implanted there by a surgeon, along with some endometrium. Ick.

Richard said...

Didn't Auberon Waugh once write that trying to ordain a woman would be about as effective as trying to ordain a kangaroo?

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