Friday, July 16, 2010

New disipline measures for Catholic women ordination

What constantly amazes me is how backward the Catholic Church can be. It is the only mainstream Church which does not allow the ordination of women. Nine News has written about the new discipline measures that the Catholic Church has put our regarding ordination of women::

'Cases of "attempted ordination of women" will now be handled by the Vatican's doctrinal watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), a Vatican statement said on Thursday.
The new rules put attempts at the ordination of women among the "most serious crimes", along with pedophilia.
They update a 2007 CDF decree, according to which those who attempt to ordain women - and the women concerned - are subject to automatic excommunication.'

I don't think there is now much of a theological argument against women leading a Church these days. It leads me to the conclusion its all about preserving traditional power structures. Which doesn't surprise you really when you look at the era when many of the leaders grew up. Ratzinger well he was around when the Nazi's were in power, and women were definately the lesser human in every respect, except for child birth.