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TOB: Priests, mothers, brides and grooms

I’m sorry but this post of an ordination of a woman priest in the Catholic tag is just repulsive to my senses.

Women have no business being a priest. It has nothing to do with equality or women’s rights and has everything to do with Christ being our bridegroom.

Genevieve Kineke, author of The Authentic Catholic Woman explains:

“Theology of the Body shows us that there is a nuptial backdrop to the universe and that life is created spiritually and physically when the bride and bridegroom unite in a complete gift of self. Thus, the priest (bridegroom, an icon of The Bridegroom) is espoused to Holy Mother Church (the Spotless Bride), offering the semina (word of God) in order that she nourish her children. If there is a woman priest, there will be a same-sex union, which will be sterile. Them’s the facts.”

Women and men have been been designed and crafted by God with unique and different gifts, to build up his kingdom in complementary ways. 

Women have the awesome task and responsibility to live out a spiritual motherhood, described by St. Edith Stein who said “the  world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.”

The feminine genius (described by St. John Paul II) 
asks a woman to be a sanctuary, 
a “walking, living, breathing icon of the Church.”

With such a calling before us, why would we desire to usurp a man’s role?

Icon of Christ the Bridegroom

I behold Thy bridal chamber richly adorned, O my Savior. But I have no wedding garment to worthily enter. Make radiant the garment of my soul, O Giver of Light, and save me!

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night, and blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching; and again unworthy is he whom He shall find heedless. Beware, therefore, O my soul, lest thou be overcome with sleep, lest thou be given up to death, and be shut out from the Kingdom. But rouse thyself and cry: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God, through the Mother of God, have mercy on us.