"...but I AM keeping my voice down!"
Doc Greeley gets in a lather about the Kerry Kommunion Kapers in the Daily News and misses his exit on the Dan Ryan:
...some bishops have doubts about permitting women to participate in the washing of feet during the Holy Thursday services. These men will tolerate women distributing Communion only when it is absolutely necessary. They are uneasy about females serving Mass. Such sentiments doubtless also will promote their careers. Yet, unless I've missed it, they haven't spoken out against rape. It is estimated that 12% to 13% of all women are victims of rape in this country. Why is the Catholic Church so silent on the subject? Why do Catholic leaders seem unaware of just how routine the abuse of women is, not merely at the service academies and in the military and on college campuses, but everywhere in our society? Why are they so obsessed with keeping women out of the sanctuary and so uninterested in the constant danger of their violation?
It takes a while to adjust to new meds. They say he had a nice singing voice as seminarian.
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Posted by: -
May. 05, 2004 11:35 AM ET USA
Be aware that some clerical columnists, having feigned the cloak of wisdom, use their position to rankle the faithful so that the number of responses you make adds to their readership, which adds to their pocket, and raises their slot in the pecking order. There were some that Jesus refused to answer. We might well do the same.
Posted by: -
May. 05, 2004 8:56 AM ET USA
Having only males in the sanctuary is abuse of women? This is one woman who would love to see the sloppy looking altar girls..I mean, humans..cleared out. And the female extraordinary "ministers" frighten not just me but the horses as well. Where is Our Lord with his knotted cords when we need Him?
Posted by: -
May. 05, 2004 12:40 AM ET USA
If Andy really wants to become a "feminazi," then let him have whatever operation he needs. The sooner, the better ! Fear not, Andy. You won't be raped. Bye, Andy !
Posted by: AveMaria580 -
May. 04, 2004 7:36 PM ET USA
I wish these neutered women and the neutered males who support them would go home and get a life. No woman who has come into her own power is threatened by exclusiveness. That these women make such a fuss about foot washing and serving in the Sanctuary just indicates that they have given up the difficult task of seeking their own power within for victimization. The fact that the Church limits certains things to men says nothing about the value and dignity of women. These women need a vocation
Posted by: -
May. 04, 2004 6:08 PM ET USA
I'm in full agreement with Father Greeley.
Posted by: Fatimabeliever -
May. 04, 2004 4:39 PM ET USA
Maybe he should address the reason why he ignores the fact that all the porno stuff out there contributes to this evil.
Posted by: extremeCatholic -
May. 04, 2004 4:30 PM ET USA
"Constant danger of their violation?" Greeley is supposed to be statistics man and the statistics for all violent crime including rape are in a downtrend. With his seemless garment FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) over the obstinate, manifest, grave sin that is the politcal advocacy of abortion, Greeley is doing the work of the Democratic National Committee. I hope he gets an honorarium for it. He ought to make up his mind anyway: Do bishops have any moral authority now?
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
May. 04, 2004 3:20 PM ET USA
Methinks he doth protest too much. Actually we have been speaking out against rape -- but given the ecclesial backlog of these cases before the courts, it appears that its rape cases against boys and young men that are preoccupying us right now. Unfortunately, we were unaware of the new A-Number One status of which you speak. Please forgive us.
Posted by: -
May. 04, 2004 2:36 PM ET USA
"Andy's" column is chock full of juicy tidbits just begging for a response. That is part of the problem - it is so unfocused that it loses any veneer of rationality. I learned long ago you can't use rational arguments with a drunk, a kid high on PCP or a psychotic who thinks you are a giant leech come to suck the blood from his body. So it is with AG and this column.
Posted by: patriot6908 -
May. 04, 2004 2:00 PM ET USA
What a Chicagoan! Greeley is from the root that produced the Daleys. When upset change the topic to a total nonsequitur. "Whad da ya mean corruption in the government? What are they doing about rape? I mean the rape of the trees that I had planted for the wunnerful people? I mean rape is all around. Do they complain about rape? Do they have a program? Let them talk about that, huh! That's all, folks!"
Posted by: cjmichael -
May. 04, 2004 1:30 PM ET USA
Greeley ---- don't go away mad, just go away!