A coterie of septuagarian celibate male cardinals in Rome (including the present pope is trying to smuggle the latin mass back into the mainstream liturgy of the Catholic church. As well the Roman authorities have decreed that females of any age may not assist at the latin mass – in other words female altar servers are forbidden.
This presents a difficult problem at Cambridge University in England. A latin mass is celebrated there every Sunday. It is popular with dons, academics, and students of the university. Those who have assistedat the Mass on a regular basis are two young women. Rome’s decrees now put this popular liturgical celebration in jeopardy.
The priest who celebrates the latin mass at Cambridge must now make a decision. Either he dismisses the women servers and replaces them with males or he must stop saying the latin mass altogether.
Surely this is just one more example of Rome’s hatred for women. They have little or no authority in the church, they are second class citizens and heir monthly uncleanliness is an obstacle to their assisting at mass.
Some times it is difficult to understand why a single woman remains in the Catholic church under these conditions,.
Should the Pope ban altar girls?
What do you think?