Notice I didn’t say feminine. I wouldn’t insult those of us who try to be Proverb 31 women; truly feminine in every Godly sense. I’m not comparing our Catholic Church to us. In fact, if she started to act like a true Bride of Christ, things might be different.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately especially in light of certain headlines.
A parish pastor is excoriated for only having male altar servers in the sanctuary.
An archbishop is taken to task because he defends doctrine about homosexuality.
The nuns who believe abortion is okay; sodomite marriage is okay; contraception is okay; are told by the Vatican to carry on, because “we’re okay and you’re okay.”
The Cardinal who thinks that “All are welcome, children, into the light” but only if you are gay and proud and marching in a St. Patrick’s day parade.
Non-Catholics being given the Eucharist during a funeral Mass for an Archbishop.
Three Roman Catholic (sic) priestesses ordained? Yeah! Right!
I think you got my point. Now I want to bring it back to our liturgy.
The Novus Ordo Mass is rife with the female touch and not in a good way. The choir directors are usually women and most of the choir is also. The music is lame. I mean why have great male voices chanting some great Latin when we can have that good old Protestant standby, “Amazing Grace?”
I remember when the only people allowed on the Eastern side of the communion rail were men. I also remember how awestruck I was when I saw Sister Leticia changing the altar cloths one afternoon. She was a Franciscan nun and the sacristan at our parish. I realized then that if I wanted to get that close to the altar, I was going to have to be a nun and become a sacristan. Now, women swarm all over the altar as Eucharistic Ministers, altar girls, lectors and even ushers. Nothing is sacred.
Here’s what I pray. I pray that the masculine will come back to our liturgy. I pray for a priest that will speak about the four last things from the pulpit. I pray for bishops to man-up and stop giving Communion to known pro-aborts. I pray for the day when Catholic men will start being the leaders that God meant them to be in their families, in their Church, and in their communities. Then, maybe women will acting like women.