Heterodoxy in St. Cloud

Heterodoxy in St. Cloud

The Visitor, the newspaper of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, has a new editor and he’s off to a rollicking start of dissent and heterodoxy. The very first sentence of his most recent editorial is:

The church should begin seriously discussing the possibility of ordaining women as priests.

No sense beating around the bush. And he doesn’t play the games that other dissenters do, claiming that we need priestesses to solve the clergy shortage or because we would have sex abuse by clergy or that the Church needs to be an “equal opportunity employer” (because the priesthood is just a job, don’cha now).

No, it’s about the Church being all she can be while apparently borrowing old ad copy from the US Army.

The all-male hierarchy, by definition and demographics, can live up to only half its potential. Consider all the feminine wisdom, judgment, expertise and talent that goes untapped, the gifts that languish unopened.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli