An open letter to Cardinal O’Malley / Cruxnow.com

Earlier today we posted Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s reflections on his “60 Minutes” interview that ran this past Sunday. We see that the leaders of the Women’s Ordination Conference have responded today on Cruxnow.com regarding women’s roles in the Roman Catholic Church.

An open letter to Cardinal O’Malley
By Erin Saiz Hanna and Kate McElwee, Co-Directors, Women’s Ordination Conference

In what has already become an infamous “60 Minutes” interview, you stated to Norah O’Donnell: ‘If I were founding a church, I’d love to have women priests. But Christ founded it, and what he has given us is something different.’

As women born well after Vatican II, we are constantly asked: ‘Why would any young, educated woman choose to stay in a Church that purposefully denies her equality?’ We stay because we believe that Jesus did give us ‘something different.’ Jesus gave us the Gospel message of equality and social justice, where all people are made in God’s image and welcomed at the table.”

 

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  1. #1 by Gloria Sullivan on November 20, 2014 - 7:10 PM

    DOES JESUS WANT TO CHANGE THE VATICAN? IF HE DID , HE WOULD HAVE AND CHANGED IT A LONG TIME AGO AND SAVED MANY SOULS……BUT HE DOES NOT MESS WITH THE (PEOPLES)(CHURCHES) FREE WILL!!

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  2. #2 by Gloria Sullivan on November 20, 2014 - 6:39 PM

    “We are the church”. Meeting out side the edifice is what you .must mean?

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    • #3 by Gloria Sullivan on November 20, 2014 - 6:58 PM

      If You believe it is CHRIST in the flesh,IT IS! No” man ,woman . or child” is so great as to be able to change what IS,to be something else but CHRIST HIMSELF! If this were true the world would be at the doorstep of the CC…..Your faith in the Euchrist is yours, no one can do this for you but you! You say it is a supernatural thing.. Yes,.for you from HIM.. Not from someone else to You from Him. ” You are the priests of your households”. HE SAID THAT!

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  3. #4 by Gloria Sullivan on November 20, 2014 - 6:36 PM

    What good does it do to be affiliated with a church whoose hierarchy has no idea where it’s going, ?????Changes from one day.to the next , doesn’t keep its vows , has a PR team that is likened to the Dictators o Poor sad countries…… And is controlling , selfish, arrogant, greedy, extravagant Etc. Etc.,.In all their ways?????

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  4. #5 by Sally Murphy Doganieri on November 20, 2014 - 2:44 PM

    Perhaps we need not leave the church or allow Rome to control us. We should meet outside the confines of the church to pray together for the Spirit to lead us in God’s truth an God’s will…. that is where the true power lies…. in Him. For me, the reason I stay is the Eucharist which is the Body of Christ of which we are all members. I was born before Vatican II. If it had not happened, I would have left the church and called myself a Christian (follower of Christ) rather than Catholic (follower of the Vatican). We can no change the Vatican but Jesus can.

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