A recent thread touching on this subject was closed, so please try to keep this discussion civil and respectful.
I’m wondering if there is something I’m missing. I occasionally hear people speak with disdain about women filling various roles in the liturgy. For example, you might hear, “I would never receive Holy Communion from a woman.” The recent thread referred to a woman leading a penance service.
I’m wondering: Why is the issue with women? If the church allows these functions to be fulfilled by laity, why does it matter if the lay person is male or female?
I’m not looking for an argument about whether there should be Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, lay-led Communion services, etc. Whatever my (or your) personal opinions might be, the church allows them. I’m just wondering if there is something missing and if these positions are more correctly filled by men.