Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Twin Cities Woman Preaches During Mass

Star Tribune

I'm not sure how I feel about this. As a new convert it does not seem inherently wrong that a woman should preach (coming from a semi-Protestant background) but the imagery of it jolted me a bit. It would just seem odd and out of place to me since I've never seen a woman deliver a homily before.

This situation does raise some interesting topics:

With the Priesthood declining in numbers, should the church consider using lay ministers during mass? If so, does being male or female matter? What portions of the Mass should it be allowed in?

Personally, I don't think we are at the point where we need to break with Church Tradition which I think is of great importance. Scripture and Tradition shouldn't be messed with, unless absolutely needed.

I think I would have been shocked to see this happen at my church whether it was a male or female lay minister.


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