To express that "the world is in a sad state of affairs," is to state the obvious. Society is breaking down distinctions between real marriage and "solemnized sodomy." Moreover, just two years ago, Facebook began allowing people to choose between fifty-eight (yes, 58) "gender options," including (but not limited to): genderqueer, genderfluid, neutrois, agender, and two-spirit. The world rebels against God's Law that he created humans male and female --Period. The world creates perverse distinctions in the name of the Masonic idea of "equality." Sins against nature are now both sanctioned and encouraged. In so doing, men and women, as well as true marriage, are all degraded.
Likewise, in the supernatural order, God created men and women equal in importance, but different in their roles. The Vatican II sect destroyed that distinction in roles. While many in the sect still clamor for "women priests," most people don't realize that the roles already assigned to females in the sect prove that it cannot be the True Catholic Church. This evil inflicted will be the subject I will explore.
Altar (sic) Servers (sic)
In the Vatican II sect there is no altar, just a Protestant table. The altar boys are now joined by girls known collectively by the gender neutral term "altar servers." In the Traditionalist Church, altar boys are literally the right arms of priests acting in the Person of Christ (in persona Christi) in the symbolism of Our Lord as Bridegroom. The Church is divided by the altar rail, separating the sanctuary where Christ offers His sacrifice in an unbloody manner to His Heavenly Father, and the congregation which represents the Church Militant. The reason why females can’t serve at the altar as do boys is linked to the the reason why they can't be priests. Only males represent fathers, sons, kings, princes, lords, and bridegrooms.
Christ chose twelve all-male Apostles to be the first bishops of His Church. Nowhere in the Gospel do we find evidence of Jesus giving "orders" to women to baptize, to give the Last Rites, to offer Mass and confect the Holy Eucharist, or to forgive sins as He did to the Apostles. This was not due to "cultural bias" as some wrongly claim, because Christ was God and would not simply respect human customs if they were in conflict with His design. Even His enemies stated, "Teacher, we know you are a truthful man and teach God's way sincerely. You court no one's favor and do not act of human respect." (St. Matthew 22:16). The altar boys are connected in helping the priest in the sacrificial act, and must likewise be males. Women serving the altar is ultimately a sign of rebellion against the law of God.
In 1980, "St" John Paul the Great Apostate approved the declaration Inaestimabile Donum denying the women could be "altar girls" but claiming they could do other prohibited acts:
"18. There are, of course, various roles that women can perform in the liturgical assembly: these include reading the Word of God and proclaiming the intentions of the Prayer of the Faithful. Women are not, however, permitted to act as altar servers." Just 14 years later, in 1994, the Vatican II sect Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments announced an "authentic interpretation" (confirmed by John Paul II ) from the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts. This "authentic interpretation" said that Canon 230 section 2 of the 1983 Code permits service at the altar by women, but the local bishop may decide whether to allow them in his diocese.
Women Speaking In Church and In Positions of Authority
The "priesthood of the faithful," that Protestant heresy imposed by the "conscious and active participation" enunciated in Vatican II's Sacrosanctum Concilium ("Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people'(1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism." para #14) has given a Modernist interpretation to "active participation." True participation at Mass does not mean bantering back and forth around a table presided over by a "president of the assembly" (formerly "priest"). Nor does baptism make such impious activity some sort of "right."
In the Novus Bogus, the "lector" (male or female) "proclaims the readings" (whatever that means).
According to the National Pastoral Life Center (NPLC), today there are more lay ministers than priests (sic) working in Catholic (sic) parishes: that is, 31,000 lay ministers to 29,000 diocesan priests. It notes that this "revolution in ministry" has meant a "stronger lay, feminine dimension" in the Church. (See National Pastoral Life Center. Lay and Religious Parish Ministry: A Study Conducted for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1991). By the end of Wotyla's (JP II) false pontificate (2005), women were 21 % of Vatican personnel.
The Teaching of the True Church
- The Church is Infallible in Her universal Disciplinary Laws. "The Church is infallible in her general discipline. By the term general discipline is understood the laws and practices which belong to the external ordering of the whole Church. Such things would be those which concern either external worship, such as liturgy and rubrics, or the administration of the sacraments…. If she [the Church] were able to prescribe or command or tolerate in her discipline something against faith and morals, or something which tended to the detriment of the Church or to the harm of the faithful, she would turn away from her divine mission, which would be impossible." (See theologian Herrmann, Institutiones Theologiae Dogmaticae, ,1908, 1: 258). These liturgical aberrations involving women are universal insofar as they involve a universal law, because a liturgical law that involves the whole Latin rite qualifies as such. However, the Church cannot infallibly allow that which was already solemnly CONDEMNED AS ERROR.
- The Church cannot give incentives to impiety. The Council of Trent infallibly declared: "If anyone says that the ceremonies, vestments, and outward signs, which the Catholic Church uses in the celebration of Masses, are incentives to impiety rather than the services of piety: let him be anathema " (D. 954). It is impious to have the laity, especially women, doing those functions reserved to the priest as an alter Christus ("another Christ"). Further, Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, para. # 9 (1832) stated: “Furthermore, the discipline sanctioned by the Church must never be rejected or branded as contrary to certain principles of the natural law. It must never be called crippled, or imperfect or subject to civil authority. In this discipline the administration of sacred rites, standards of morality, and the reckoning of the Church and her ministers are embraced."
- Use of women in Church ceremonies is strictly condemned.
- Council of Laodica (4th century): Canon 44: Women may not go to the altar. (This canon is found in all collections of canons in the Church both East and West.)
- Pope Gelasius 494 A.D. "We have heard with sorrow of the great contempt with which the sacred mysteries have been treated. It has reached the point where women have been encouraged to serve at the altar, and to carry out roles that are not suited to their sex, having been assigned exclusively to those of masculine gender."
- Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on July 26, 1755 Allatae Sunt: "Pope Gelasius in his ninth letter (chap. 26) to the bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the bishop of Tusculum: 'Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.' We too have forbidden this practice in the same words in Our oft-repeated constitution Etsi Pastoralis, sect. 6, no. 21."
- 1917 Code of Canon Law. Canon 813, section 2: "The minister serving at mass should not be a woman unless, in absence of a man, for just cause, it is so arranged that the woman respond from afar and by no means approach the altar."
- The Holy Bible: "Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith." (1 Cor. 14: 34). "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to use authority over the man: but to be in silence." (1 Timothy 2: 12).
- 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia "Women ministering at the altar, even in a subordinate capacity, is likewise forbidden. A decree says: 'It is prohibited to any woman to presume to approach the altar or minister to the priest' (cap. Inhibendum, 1 de cohab.); for if a woman should keep silence in church, much more should she abstain from the ministry of the altar, conclude the canonists."
Summary and Conclusion
- The Church is infallible in her universal disciplinary laws. Such laws exclude women at the altar.
- The Church has condemned women in sacred ceremonies at Church as "evil." They also are not to have authority over men.
- The Vatican II sect has officially approved "altar girls," female "lectors," "Eucharistic (sic) ministers," and women in positions of ecclesiastical authority over men. They have given formerly sacred functions to laymen and laywomen in keeping with the heretical belief of "the priesthood of all believers." These men and women are de facto "priests."
- The Vatican II sect cannot, therefore, be the True Roman Catholic Church.
In eliminating the distinction in the supernatural order between women and men, not only does the Vatican II sect trample on the Divine Law, they give an erroneous idea of what the role of men and women was designed to be by God. With a false idea of "being equal," men can "marry" men, women can "marry" women, and women can be "priests" in all but name (and that may change soon, too). One can almost hear the Masonic chant as we move closer to a One World Church: Equality, liberty, fraternity.