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Archive for July 2012

The priestly role of women and why we don’t need collars.

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A friend of mine and I— were having lunch yesterday and asked if I had given any thought to what I want to do when I finished my master’s degree program. I indicated some uncertainty though I want to write about theology, as I have done in the past. I don’t want to write analytical theology, as in research, because I don’t feel I want to change careers to do that (I love my current career); rather, I plan to write insightful, perhaps apologetic, theology.

One such topic that’s been on my mind lately is the stance on the ordination of women in the priesthood. Let me be very clear: I do NOT support women’s ordination. Surprisingly, I have never met a fellow female Roman Catholic theology student who supports it but I do seem to offend some men when I show my support for the Roman Catholic (RC) Church’s stance on the matter. So after a productive discourse Read the rest of this entry »


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July 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

Faith is God’s greatest gift to man.

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As the existentialists say, “If God does not exist, then the universe has no meaning. And if there is no meaning, why would my life have meaning?” And relativists say, “Because my life has no meaning (by way of existentialist thought), then I have to assign it meaning — whatever I want it to mean.” I now finally understand Voltaire’s phrase, “Si Dieu n’existait pas, il faudrait l’inventer.” In a way, he was a clever man to retreat from the pyschological fallout that Sartre, Nietzsche, et al, would cause for the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

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