Women and the Priesthood
The National Catholic Register offers so many good heretical ideas to look at that the local Bishop has asked them to remove the word “Catholic” from their name so that people don’t mistake them for a Catholic paper. The above article is typical example of some of the heresy they espouse, and it’s about woman’s ordination.
The woman’s ordination movement is at it’s core Montanist. From the “Call Me Maybe” parody video in the article, we can see the woman’s ordination movement believes a perceived spiritual call trumps church authority. This was the Montanist view some 1800 years ago — Spirit supersedes Church. An authentic Catholic understanding sees both Church and Spirit as complementary. The Church is the Body of Christ, and the Holy Spirit would naturally complement Christ rather than be in conflict with him. As no less a feminist than St. Joan of Arc said to her judge, “About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re just one thing, and we shouldn’t complicate the matter.” To believe that God would be in conflict with Himself would violate the unity of God, and therefore veer into polytheism.