San Francisco parish adopts altar-boys only policy.

Girls no longer allowed as altar-servers.

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San Francisco parish adopts altar-boys only policy.

#1  Postby Shrunk » Jan 30, 2015 1:53 pm

Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco made national news recently when its priests announced that female altar servers were being phased out and the parish was returning to the traditional practice of having only altar boys assisting the priest during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. A CBS television news report (“Peeved Parishioners Leaving SF Catholic Church Over Ban on Girls as Altar Servers”) declared there was “outrage” among parishioners and featured a girl from the parish school saying she feels “insulted” because “it makes me feel like I’m not good enough because I’m a girl.” Other reports were also negative. “Because they are too good at fulfilling their duties,” the New York Daily News stated, “girls will no longer be trained as altar servers at a Catholic church in San Francisco.”

A Religion News piece reported that the “move that is sparking both criticism and praise and comes amid a wider debate over conservative concerns that the Catholic Church has become too 'feminized',” seeking to connect the story to recent remarks by Cardinal Raymond Burke about the lack of men attending Mass.

Fr. Joseph Illo is pastor of Star of the Sea Church and is a co-founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, which operates the parish....

On January 26, he issued a two-fold defense of the policy, stating 1) that mixed altar-server programs typically result in boys losing interest; conversely, “a boys-only program gives altar boys the space to develop their own leadership potential,” and 2) more importantly, “altar service is intrinsically tied to the priesthood and serve as feeder programs for the seminary. If the Catholic Church ordained women, altar girls would make sense, but the Catholic priesthood is a male charism. Nothing awakens a desire for the priesthood like service at the altar among the brotherhood of young men.”....

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item ... qus_thread


Alright, so who wants to get the obvious jokes out of the way first before we proceed to the serious discussion?
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Re: San Francisco parish adopts altar-boys only policy.

#2  Postby chairman bill » Jan 30, 2015 1:57 pm

Well the obvious jokes are sometimes the best one, but frankly, how supernaturalists want to divide up roles within their organisations, is something that really doesn't bother me at all.
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#3  Postby Onyx8 » Jan 30, 2015 4:30 pm

It all adds to the irrelevancy of these institutions and their doctrines.
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#4  Postby TopCat » Jan 30, 2015 4:49 pm

A potentially seriously dodgy geezer wrote:Nothing awakens a desire for the priesthood like service at the altar among the brotherhood of young men.”....

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Shrunk wrote:..... before we proceed to the serious discussion?

Is there even a serious discussion to be had? Talk about moving the deckchairs around on the Titanic :?

I mean, who outside the Catholic church gives a damn?
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#5  Postby Blackadder » Jan 30, 2015 9:03 pm

The Catlick Church is terrified of vaginas.

Even pre-pubescent ones, it seems.
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