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Women bring harmony to family, Pope says

February 09, 2017

The distinctive role of woman is to bring harmony into the world, Pope Francis said in his homily at a morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae on February 9.

“Without the woman there is no harmony,” the Pope said. He said that in a marriage the proper relationship is not one of equality, nor is one partner superior to the other. “It’s just that the man does not bring harmony,” he said. “It’s her.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 10, 2017 8:10 PM ET USA

    "Without the woman there is no harmony." If this statement reflects reality, then it is another point in support of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis. Christ said: "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." If it is Christ's place to bring the sword, and not harmony, and if it is the woman's place to bring harmony, then it logically follows that the woman is not suited to serve _in persona Christi_, but the man by design is. QED