Right. While no one is saying that a person should leave the Catholic faith at all, it is equally problematic when a person pretty much declares that the Catholic faith has left THEM “until it does what I demand it to do”. I’m not judging the hearts of these women, but as a Catholic I can’t just stand around and say, “Well, Catholics are supposed to believe that God has determined only men can be priests, has enforced it for 2000 years plus, and Popes in our lifetime have confirmed this as an infallible teaching in both encyclicals and affirmations of same, BUT if another Catholic wants to say that this isn’t ‘really infallible’ or “the pope could change it if he wants to’, in spite of the fact that two statements are absolutely categorically wrong, we just HAVE TO ‘let these women have their say and give their statements exactly the same kind of ‘weight’ that we allow for the true teachings.
Nope, it can’t be done. I would no more state that this is proper and right for a Catholic in the Church than I would state it is perfectly right and proper for a Catholic to stand up and declare that the Church should allow milk and rice cakes for the Eucharist (as long as the milk was lactate free and no RBG hormones of course) since it wouldn’t be fair to ‘keep celiac sufferers and alcoholics from the RIGHT to the Eucharist”.
It does not matter that in today’s Orwellian world black is white, white is black, and ‘niceness’ means that we must accept every statement and demand as equally worthy. . .i.e., what is ‘your truth’ is just as ‘true’ as a truth which directly contradicts it. If your Catholic truth is that women MUST be priests, then by god it is TRUE and you dast not contradict it you rigid bigot you. If your Catholic truth is that women can marry women, same thing. It is, in fact, absolute tyranny and egotism masked as ‘kindness and concern for others’. Diabolical.