Friday, November 21, 2003
Peace, all. Just a moment to puncture the priest as "person of Christ at the altar" and "bridegroom" arguments against the ordination of women. If a woman presiding at Eucharist is so much of a problem, what about concelebration? Has the Church suddenly taken multiple husbands? A woman is a problem, but a dozen men are not? Or has Michael Keaton decided to do a liturgical remake of Multiplicity? This is your problem when a perfectly good metaphor is run loose to do someone's dirty work. The most reasonable argument against the ordination of women is that we've never done it. All the other reasons trail off from there.