Yes, Minister -- or, Loyalty in Difficult Times

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 19, 2003

The Prime Minister's wife passes on the latest communications received from her Ouija board:

Cherie Blair last night called for half the posts in the Vatican to be filled by women and criticised the Roman Catholic Church's record on human rights.

In surprisingly outspoken comments for a Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Blair said that the Pope should make it a priority to rid the Church of sexism and see women as "thinkers" as well as "workers".

Cherie Blair recently leant her support to the International Planned Parenthood Foundation's "Lust for Life" program. As a theologian, Blair belongs to the school of Barbra Streisand (thinker), Starhawk (thinker), and Anna Quindlen (not a worker). Lest you have any doubts about her orthodoxy, Blair has been photographed several times smiling at the Archbishop of Westminster. Her lecture, moreover, was sponsored by The Tablet, recently commended by the Holy See for "loyalty in difficult times."

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 8 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Dec. 21, 2003 3:11 PM ET USA

    These women who want women priests should consider the Gospel story about the five virgins who let their lamp go out. For one thing, these women are too busy telling God what they want and not asking God what He wants of them. They are Catholic in name only.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 21, 2003 7:42 AM ET USA

    Cherie and Tony entertain Hans K√ľng at No. 10 I understand. Cherie was/is also "into" crystals whatever that entails. Cherie is a genuine, certified flake. A while ago she is reported to have said that the Church is responsible for misery in the Third World. There's lots more to be found if you do a bit of Googling. Cherie is a Catholic like many of the other so-called Catholics in the public eye. They are an embarrassment and a laughing stock. JA

  • Posted by: 30 year priest - Dec. 20, 2003 7:19 PM ET USA

    Ignorance knows no rank.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 19, 2003 4:00 PM ET USA

    Bravo, Karen. We desperately need you to become the obverse of Joan Chittister, et. al. Would you please expand those thoughts (a real thinker!)to about 1500 words and send it to "Commonweal"? They won't print it, of course, but won't it be fun iimagining their utter bafflement? Then you could re-submit to CWN or Crisis who surely would.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 19, 2003 10:21 AM ET USA

    The one thing I have noticed about women in the Catholic Church is that the one thing they don't do is think. They are wallowing in subjectivism of "women's studies" which is re-imaged history, women's spiritualities including Wicca. Women such as these in the Vatican is the stuff of nightmares. Rad femmes and sexual deviants get along well because both live in re-imaged worlds of illusion. Most of these women are not truly academic. Their research is only history rewritten as women's fiction

  • Posted by: - Dec. 19, 2003 9:59 AM ET USA

    Cherie Blair is now a Weapon of Mass Dissent.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 19, 2003 8:11 AM ET USA

    Excuse glibness; lack of sleep. This is a joke, right? If true, she need to get off her Prozac.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 19, 2003 7:59 AM ET USA

    Certainly there must be some papal honor that can now be bestowed upon the PM's wife. I believe the Order of St. Sylvester (or, what the heck, The Papal Supreme and Holy Medal of Dumbfoundingly Inappropriate Honor) is set up for just this sort loyalty in difficult times.