Monday, October 4, 2010

Do You Believe?

Do you?

Do you actually believe everything that Holy Mother Church teaches?

Do you believe that women should be priests?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1577 states that

Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination."66 The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry.67 The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ's return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.

Now that you've read it yourself, do you still believe that women should be priests?

What do you do?

Do you accept the Church's teaching, or do you decide to ignore it and continue pretending to be Catholic?

Because, if you do not believe the Church's teaching, why be a part of her? I have always found it puzzling, how people can support abortion, how they can use birth control, or how they can denounce some teaching of the Church and still consider themselves Catholic. Why be a part of any organization with which you do not agree?

You wouldn't be a democrat of you believed in limited government and lower taxes, would you?

So why go to a church you do not agree with? What's the point? What are you trying to prove?

What if everyone went around espousing their own beliefs about what the Church should teach? Well, then you have Bob's Catholic Church. And Jane's Catholic Church. It is no longer the Catholic Church instituted by Jesus Christ. The Holy Catholic Church and the teaching she imparts are divinely inspired by the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

You think you know better than Him?

Good luck explaining that at your judgement!


Anonymous said...

Sir Rockin One,

Amen to that! This is probably one of your best posts! Short, yet says it all.

Father Dave Bechtel

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Thanks, Father!

If you ever need short and sweet apologetics articles for your bulletin, lemme know!

Anonymous said...

Roaming Catholic writes:
Years and years ago I remember someone telling me that the greatest vocation for a woman is motherhood and the greatest vocation for a man is fatherhood. Not visa versa.