Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Touch with a 10-foot pole? Gandolf: "Run, you fools"

An odd post by Fr. Z,

SSPX Bp. Williamson opposed to female “Doctors of the Church”: are his reasons good?

Some of the comments are actually rather good, to a discussion that sometimes is rather odd. On the other hand, who would be so bold as to assert that the world today is more in conformance with God's will than at any other time? hum?

Here's a couple thoughts from Isaiah:

3:12. As for my people, their oppressors have stripped
them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they
that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy
the way of thy steps.

27:11. [Israel's] harvest shall be destroyed with drought, women
shall come and teach it: for it is not a wise people,
therefore he that made it, shall not have mercy on it: and
he that formed it, shall not spare it.

We were born into the world left us by our progenitors, and on balance, are leaving this world for our children in a state much worse than we received it. May God have mercy on us.


  1. Mark:

    Could you be clearer regarding your thoughts on how those two verses from Isaiah apply to the naming of women as Doctors of the Church?

  2. it doesn't relate directly; I really don't have the competency or the chutzpah to argue with the Church on this, nor any desire to.

    the verses relate to the discussion regarding teaching and authority.

    To some extent, like all of us, I'm still a product of my age, trying to integrate an adoptive faith with the world I live in. My boss at work is a woman, and I've read Isaiah.

    Sometimes I simply wonder.