Some view the Church's teaching on the ordination of women as sexist. The Church often perceives this to be the result of "sexual relativism" whereby we are affected by a culture who defines truths according to emotion and desires, rather than the ontological nature of God's creation. Is our sexuality something trivial, objective, or is it all subjective? According to the Church, our subjectivity needs to be aligned to God's design for us as male and female. In regard to the priesthood, Jesus presents his priesthood to the world as that of a Husband in love with the Church, His wife. Therefore, if being a husband is important, only men can be priests to be an effective sign of Christ the Priest-groom
We had the grace of having Fr. Roger O'Neill celebrate the Holy Mass at Monastery of our Lady of Alcobaca. Please give a listen to his words of wisdom which reminds us of how the Act of Contrition need to be understood as a whole. That is to shun both presumption and despair!
During my retreat in Fatima, it was common to find the Irish priests in the pub late at night, sharing in fraternity. And one of their traditions is to sing. So I got to record bits and pieces of their songs.
Please enjoy if you'd like to listen. There is 30 minutes of it...haha
Just as a note of interest, I mention that God is angry with priests "right now." It was an inserted joke because as I was preaching we heard a loud crack of thunder in the Church which wasn't picked up while recording it. That is why people laughed.
God gave us 2 simple commandments, yet because of original sin, we are addicted to our pride. Lets examine how the seven deadly sins are the contradiction of God's call for us to Love Him above all else, with everything we are, and to love Him in our neighbour.