[quote=Strider]This is nothing more than tired, old, feminist/dissident heresy and you need nothing more that a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Magesterial teaching) to combat it.
Holy Orders, # 1536 - 1587 Especially 1578
The Church # 753 - 801
Valid Eucharist # 1411
You also might want to do a little search and compare the number of seminarians in traditional seminaries or for priestly orders that are faithful to the Magesterium and those in less than faithful dioceses or orders. You will find that, at the faithful seminaries and orders, young men are knocking down the doors. At the dissident places, the search for men is few and far between.
If the instructor tries to play hardballl, whip out a copy of JPII’s Apostolic Letter ORDINATIO SACERDOTALIS, which you can get from the Vatican web site.
For future reference, always start with the CCC, then go to the
Vatican. You can’t lose.
STAY AND FIGHT! It’s your duty as a baptized Catholic. You can reference the above information if you have to take the problem to the seminary director or the ordinary of the diocese. They can’t dispute it, even if they don’t like it.
Thank you for the resources. A few of the students and I have questioned the professor on comments in the book such as “Catholics remain Catholics because they like being Catholic. They like ritual and ceremonies, they like blessings…bringing home palm on Palm Sunday…having smudges of ashes from those palms on their foreheads on the next Ash Wednesday…” and “Catholics are a bunch of traditioning people” “Tradition is not some static possession that one gereation passes on to the next, untouched and unchanged…it is more like family myths and stories that are passed on from generation to generation, each one enriching and fortifying the original. ** The pracitices, disciplines, doctrines, and dogmas that define the Catholic Church today were not known in their present form by earlier Christians.”**
We questioned the professor and she said that she doesn’t see any problem with those statements…that she doesn’t read it the wrong way…that Sr. Regina Cole is an outstanding Catholic!
Doh! I don’t want a confontation but how can you accept this?