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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Real Meaning of "Different Kinds of Priesthood"

Rev Dr Christina Beardsley
Transgender priest, Church of England
There is an article on One Peter Five by Maike Hickson titled Austrian Priest: Before Female Priests There Will Be Married Priests to which I posted a comment (using a pseudonym). My comment appears here below. 

Do married priests include same-sex married men since same-sex marriage is now legal? In other words, how would they be able to say that the married priesthood is only for men married to women thereby discriminating against men married to men? Or, if women become priests, women married to women?

As for women priests, that would indicate approval for same-sex marriage - lesbianism in this case. Theologically the Bride of Christ is the Church therefore priests, as alter Christus, are married to the Church. If a women are priests they would be married to the Church which would indicate lesbianism.

Additionally, married men and women as priests would indicate approval of polygamy since a priest as a married man would be married to his wife and to the Church. And a woman priest married to a man and to the Church would mean that poly fidelity is approved.

Shannon Kearns, Transgender priest
North American Old Catholic Church
Furthermore transgender people would be in an uproar to get equal rights to the Priesthood of Christ. A transgender woman could be a "male" priest; a transgender man married to a homosexual could be a priest. The result of that would be to remake the Bride of Christ into a gender neutral entity so that no parties would be offended by the Church being cisgender.

All of this would mean then that the laity would likewise be able to participate in such unions.

The end result of married priests to women priests to anyone can be a priest is that there will no longer be any restraints on gender or sexual morality. And the entity through which this universal horror is to be funneled is the Catholic Church.


Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

We live in an insane asylum. Actually, the insane these days are more sane than those who claim to be sane. It makes my head spin!

Anonymous said...

The insanity keeps spreading. Dorothy Day, the dotty leftist up for canonization, favored women in the priesthood, even mentioning a future woman Pope. So the Catholic Worker is not departing from its cofounder's views when it sponsors women priests at their houses and meetings; see for more details.