Saturday, February 05, 2005
"PEACE & JUSTICE
The Peace and Justice Committee's mission is to help parishioners hear and answer God's call to work for peace and justice and the building of better communities. This year, while hunger is the main theme under consideration, we have talked about whether the role of women in the church (including ordination) is a "justice" issue. A starting point for this discussion is educating ourselves about women in the New Testament times. Our Adult Education Program is sponsoring a talk this month by Rev. Raymond Collins about Jesus' relationship with a prominent New Testament woman, Mary Magdalene. What are the implications of this relationship for today and tomorrow's church?"
SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME and READ this PAPAL STATEMENT:
"Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church's divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful.
Invoking an abundance of divine assistance upon you, venerable Brothers, and upon all the faithful, I impart my Apostolic Blessing.
From the Vatican, on 22 May, the Solemnity of Pentecost, in the year 1994, the sixteenth of my Pontificate.
Joannes Paulus Pp. II" (MORE DOCUMENTS HERE)
PADRE POINT: "in order that ALL doubt may be removed"....Why do some priests and 'scholars' not understand this simple and direct statement from Pope John Paul II??? Since this matter pertains to the "Church's divine constitution itself", (i.e in according to God's will!), it is therefore perfect justice...no need to answer that question now!
MORE INFO. on TOPIC: HERE