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The secret John Paul revealed

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 11, 2003

John Allen converses with Washington's Cardinal Theodore "I Feel Pretty" McCarrick:

McCarrick, who named a woman chancellor in Washington and has appointed women to significant positions of responsibility in every diocese he's led, said he wouldn't be surprised if John Paul II, in his heart, would like to have women priests. "He's never said, 'I don't want women priests,'" McCarrick said. "He's said, 'I can't do it.' He's prayed, studied, and concluded that he can't call women to the priesthood."

Thanks a lot, your Eminence. What a great pastoral assist to those who already have trouble accepting Ordinatio sacerdotalis. Now tell them where they are to imagine the Holy Spirit is working: is the Spirit with the teaching Church, such that the Pope's heart of hearts is opposed to the Spirit, or is the Pope's heart with the Holy Spirit, and consequently not with the teaching Church on this issue?

You bought yourself a lot of smiles from the NCR crowd with that stunt. Enjoy them.

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