SHOULD THE POPE BAN ALTAR GIRLS?

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?

6 Comments »

  1. 1
    SUZANNE Says:

    God is love. So anything God does by definition is love. If God doesn’t want altar girls in his Church, I’m cool with that. Because God is love itself, and he is the only model for love.

  2. 2
    joe agnost Says:

    @SUZANNE:

    What does “God” have to do with the Catholic church?

    God isn’t disrespecting women – the Catholic church is…

  3. 3

    Somebody up there needs to be de-programmed…

  4. 4
    Barbara Says:

    Society has moved well past the Roman Church in justice for women. It is not the first time. The Latin Mass will flare up in some quarters, but disallowing women servers will assure its demise. You cannot turn back the clock — even if you wear funny pointed hats and ruby red slippers.

  5. 5
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Suzanne,

    You say, “If God does not want altar girls in his church ….”

    How the hell do you know God does not want altar girls. Surely you are not attributing to God the same views about women harboured by the septuagarian male cellibate women-haters holed up in Rome.

  6. 6
    littlepatti Says:

    I wonder how many people understand Latin these days.
    Why is the Catholic church trying so hard to alienate their believers?
    They are succeeding.
    They lost me on the birth control issue in 1962.
    Wrong headed en masse.


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