Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Ad Orientem

Towards The Second Coming: Facing the Liturgical East by Dom Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer, CRNJ on May 20, 2015

One should not need to be a Roman-rite traditionalist in order to agree with the argument, if one has any respect for the tradition of the Church Universal.

Ad Orientem is mentioned in this post on "power disparity": Liturgical Polarization: Clerical vs. Lay Power

The author could have elaborated on the priesthood of the faithful and the primacy of charity in holiness; his attempt to give a response to those who support the ordination of women to the priesthood merely sidesteps there objection to the restriction of holy orders to males and does not give a positive defense for it. In general, Latin Catholics are uncomfortable with giving a defense based on sex differences, even if those feminists pushing for women's ordination (or the equal participation of women in all spheres, that is those that matter in terms of authority) are guilty of the apex fallacy, while ignoring those lay Catholic males, those betas.

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