Serving in the Catholic church: A wom...

Serving in the Catholic church: A woman's 'wonderful gifts'

There are 7 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Serving in the Catholic church: A woman's 'wonderful gifts'. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

Catholic lay leaders say they are treated as equals, despite perceptions Comments Judy Maten, 52, of Royal Oak is director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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Obi Won

Malta, IL

#1 Jan 31, 2011
So this is news? Since Vatican II, and esoecually in the last 15 years there is a cooperation within the Church that is unknown outside of Church circles. Women direct Church offices, teach in seminaries, and even run parishes. The laity is well educated and their gifts are put to use in vairous facets of the Church.

The detractors of the Church are still living in the 40s and 50s with "Father" and the "Good Sister," (opposed to the bad sisters) and have not any idea of what goes on in a modern parish or at the chancery.
Fr Mcallister

Kansas City, MO

#2 Jan 31, 2011
Obi Won wrote:
So this is news? Since Vatican II, and esoecually in the last 15 years there is a cooperation within the Church that is unknown outside of Church circles. Women direct Church offices, teach in seminaries, and even run parishes. The laity is well educated and their gifts are put to use in vairous facets of the Church.
The detractors of the Church are still living in the 40s and 50s with "Father" and the "Good Sister," (opposed to the bad sisters) and have not any idea of what goes on in a modern parish or at the chancery.
Women are even taking the place of some altar boys, thereby providing a more diverse experience for the clergy.

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#3 Feb 1, 2011
Being a Diocesan Chancellor, a seminary professor, director of a diocesan agency, is a tad more advanced than being an altar server.

But I grew up after Vatican II, in a mostly rural Diocese. There were woman who coordinated various diocesan programs and entities. I think that if one grew up simply with priests and sisters, and an occasional housekeeper who seemed to run the parish, they would have the idea that women are not involved in the Church.

PopeBennieDick

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#4 Feb 1, 2011
Fr Mcallister wrote:
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Women are even taking the place of some altar boys, thereby providing a more diverse experience for the clergy.
My dear child, please do not use the word "experience" when speaking about the altar boys. I have had to deal with one sexual abuse scandal. I do not want another! I'm against women being present at the altar during Mass. Not only are they a distraction to my priests but they always have their fingers in their hair. I prefer that they stick to cleaning of the Church and leave the handy work to us men.

God Bless you my child.

Echo Sperry Two Two Oh!

PopeBennieDick

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#5 Feb 1, 2011
Jos Soroka wrote:
Being a Diocesan Chancellor, a seminary professor, director of a diocesan agency, is a tad more advanced than being an altar server.
But I grew up after Vatican II, in a mostly rural Diocese. There were woman who coordinated various diocesan programs and entities. I think that if one grew up simply with priests and sisters, and an occasional housekeeper who seemed to run the parish, they would have the idea that women are not involved in the Church.
My dear child, you are a seminary professor? I need to send you our new Vatican guidelines of selecting candidates for the priesthood. You know I had to deal with one scandal. I don't want another!

I will extend my hand to you so you can kiss my Papal Ring.

God bless you Professor.

Domino Nabisco Baby!
paul shykora arts

Calgary, Canada

#6 Feb 1, 2011
Fr Mcallister wrote:
<quoted text>
Women are even taking the place of some altar boys, thereby providing a more diverse experience for the clergy.
...OH..REALLY??.....yada u...eh..

PopeBennieDick

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#7 Feb 1, 2011
paul shykora arts wrote:
<quoted text>...OH..REALLY??.....ya da u...eh..
yada u...eh..? Do you speak English my child?

Echo Sperry Two Two Oh!

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