Skip to comments.E.J. Dionne -- The best choice for pope? A nun
Posted on 02/16/2013 3:56:06 PM PST by NYer
The media silly season prior to a conclave may have just reached its peak.
The media has been giving all kinds of silly advice to the cardinal-electors and the future pontiff, but E.J. Dionne's idiocy takes the cake.
In giving up the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI was brave and bold. He did the unexpected for the good of the Catholic Church. And when it selects a new pope next month, the College of Cardinals should be equally brave and bold. It is time to elect a nun as the next pontiff.To even critique the writing of (e)EJ(it) is to give it more credibility than it deserves. It is infantile in the extreme.
A sister as pope could also resolve what might seem a contradiction in Catholic theology. More than Protestants, Catholics are profoundly devoted to the Virgin Mary — and few were as devoted as the late Pope John Paul II, who declared that Mary “sustains the spiritual life of us all, and encourages us, even in suffering, to have faith and hope.” A church for which the Blessed Mother plays such an important role should certainly be comfortable with female leadership.
While support for a stronger role for women in the church tends to be a “liberal” cause, many faithful conservatives also cite the work of nuns as reinforcing their devotion to the church — from the sisters who educated them in parish schools to the work of Mother Teresa’s religious order.
GTH E.J. Dionne.
His piece is blasphemy.
What a moron, Reading a little of this tells me he knows nothing about any of it
The idiot Dionne has gone over the edge.....again.
I had it explained to me and this is pretty much what is in the Catechism - when the priest is performing his office, he is not the priest, a man, he is Christ. Two examples are the Consecration when the priest repeats the words of Christ at the last supper. The other is in confession when the priest says Te Absolvo. He is speaking as Christ. The other example is the substance of the Eucharist - bread and wine. It can’t be milk and cookies. It has to be bread and wine. The essence of the male - Christ’s body and blood. Makes perfect sense to me. And my words to those who don’t like it? Go find someone else to play church with and to pretend you’re close to God.
None of them are making much sense, but the one thing that's clear is that they hate the Catholic Church. Yelling "child molester" at the top of their lungs with glee, never mind the facts, about that or anything else.
wait . . . FR posters do that too.
The best choice for replacing E. J. Dionne — a rational, thinking human being. God knows, he’s nothing more than a chimpanzee.
Just going to ignore the article ‘cause as it’s utter crap as are all this guy’s ramblings.
Anyway...my guess it’ll be Scola of Milan or the Canadian Ouellet.
Yo Mamma ain’t no Papa
I knew that some lefty would say this. But figured it would be an MSNBC commie. Dionne is just a liberal Catholic.
I guess we see what his real religion is.
As a serious Lutheran I do not accept the basis of the claim for papal authority. However, E. J. Dionne - who ought not be allowed by his editorial superiors even to undertake such an article - proposes what is sheer nonsense on any number of levels. The amount of thought he devoted to the article could be contained in a very, very small container. He is simply pandering to ill-thought out leftist sensibilities. As such it is shameful and insulting to any thinking Catholic, and thinking Catholics far, far outnumber the thinking Dionne’s of this world. So, for whatever it’s worth, my Catholic neighbors, you ought to be offended by such tripe. I am.
Honestly, he is just deranged and delusional.
Thank God the Holy Spirit is leading Christ’s Church and not this lost soul.
She has to be a Cardinal.
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