That is right on the money. It is a ploy by the church to get us used to seeing woman in the sacresty,so they can push through more of the liberalization and reforms that have started in the 50’s and 60’s, and to ultimately open the door for woman priests.
Not to go into my past, but the question of female ordination as well as homosexuals are the first question most seminarian candidate gets when they are interviewing to enter the seminary and be a Priest, If you tell how you really feel, you are blackballed.
I predict in about 20 years we will not be talking here about woman altar girls, but the first woman ordination, that is how liberalism works. The liberal never really wants the entire loaf of bread, but goes after it, and is willing to walk away with only half, while the consevative feels wow, I won something, I kept half of the loaf. Then the liberal goes back after the other half of the loaf down the road, till all is taken from the Conservative.
If you look at what was considered liberal and what was conservative only 40 or 50 years ago, you would be shocked. The liberal was pushing for contraceptives to made available, while the conservative was against it. Now not even 40 years later, we are not even talking about birth control anymore, as they are advertised like candy and can buy at any drug store, and with many schools handing them out.
Now we are are talking about stopping abortion on demand, with many liberal Catholics who wont come out and say it, but many have fallen away from the church because they themeselves have fallen victim to immorality and had premarital sex and had abortions, and cant come back to a church that is against this, but with a little more time, that will go by the wayside also. I wounder how many Roman Catholics will be at the Right to Life March coming up, I have gone to Washington a few times, and you see the Kof C and so on, but the largest contingents are always the Bible Belt Protestants and Traditional Catholics of SSPX from who we run into.
[quote=Franciscum]I am beginning to wonder if allowing females to become altar servers is coming to an end for one very important reason:
Serving at the altar helps foster vocations to the priesthood and permanent diaconate.
Given this* fact*, one would think that every altar serve position would be granted to males. Each and every one. It seems to be extremely irresponsbible to allow females to server at the altar given this fact. Just too valuable of a resource for vocations.
This position certainly certainly seems in-line with Redemptionis Sacramentum:
RS 47. It is altogether laudable to maintain the noble custom by which boys or youths, customarily termed servers, provide service of the altar after the manner of acolytes, and receive catechesis regarding their function in accordance with their power of comprehension.119 Nor should it be forgotten that a great number of sacred ministers over the course of the centuries have come from among boys such as these.120 Associations for them, including also the participation and assistance of their parents, should be established or promoted, and in such a way greater pastoral care will be provided for the ministers. Whenever such associations are international in nature, it pertains to the competence of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments to establish them or to approve and revise their statutes.121 Girls or women may also be admitted to this service of the altar, at the discretion of the diocesan Bishop and in observance of the established norms.122
Yes, some will try to fabricate artificial excuses like a shortage of males willing to serve, that females are “better” servers, etc. but unless the Mass is being celebrated in a convent chapel or the chapel of women’s prison these are simply non-issues (and not necessarily true issues either.) All it takes is some commitment and dilligence to build an all-male altar server group.