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Well, okay, I don't think the Vatican Door actually has a sign that says that but they might as well have. It's a shame that their belated action on child sexual abuse has to be tainted by this crap.

Perhaps it's a message designed to appeal to any Anglicans upset by the ordination of women bishops. "Give me your bigoted, your sexist/ Your oppressive masses yearning to breathe free".

Mind you, I'm not sure that slapping 50% of the population in the face is the best way to increase attendance.

They can and should do better.

Date: 2010-07-16 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deviouslint.livejournal.com
I'm secretly pleased to know that this enraged people other than me. I nearly went through the roof when I saw that the ordination of women had been lumped in with the new rules against sexually abusing children. Which is worse, I wonder: ordaining a woman or raping a child? It seems the church has made them the same by association.

Let's work out a Catholic/Anglican swap: the Catholics can have our insensitive, sexist, homophobic oppressor types. We Anglicans will take the compassionate Catholics. Well, in America, anyway. I suppose we might not be Anglicans much longer...

Date: 2010-07-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckrobin.livejournal.com
I would have grave doubts about anyone not enraged by this news.

American Anglicans already changed the name long ago, didn't they? On the plus side, episcopalian is far more inclusive and far less nationalistic. On the downside, for those of us with difficulty making sibilant sounds, it's much harder to say.

Date: 2010-07-17 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deviouslint.livejournal.com
American Anglicans did change the name, yes, but the episcopal church here (shortened to the ECUSA) is still officially the US branch of the Anglican Communion. For now.
(/history geekery)

Date: 2010-07-17 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rusty-armour.livejournal.com
I don't think women are supposed to have a place in the Catholic church, are they> I mean, isn't their sole purpose to have babies and raise good little Catholics - if they don't become Brides of Christ?

I wonder what would happen if women did stop attending Catholic services? I can't see enough women leaving the fold to make a difference, though I know at least one Catholic who refuses to worship until the church changes its views on contraception.

I think the only solution is to plant a modern day version of Pope Joan in the Vatican.

Date: 2010-07-20 11:30 am (UTC)

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