Ten bucks says they don't want to be called Father
A group of nice older Catholic ladies (well, technically ex-Catholic at this point) rented a boat and went up the river this week and got themselves
non-ordained as priests and deacons. Yes, the press love this kind of story because they get to put the word defy in the same sentence as Vatican. But the curious part is the last sentence:
The Catholic church asked local priests not to comment on the event.
This likely refers to the local bishop, but my question is, Why can't local priests comment? If the teaching is in accord with the will of Christ and/or defensible to anyone who asks, isn't this debacle actually a teaching moment? Wouldn't it serve as rich fodder for next Sunday's homily?
Oh, priests can't comment. Meaning no disrepect, but I thought the best remedy for confusion is clarity. Is it any wonder so many Catholics become confused, stay confused, and then act confused?
What is not preached is not believed. Discuss.