Yesterday was the “Sunday Without Women?” when outraged Catholic women all across the globe were supposed to boycott Mass in order to prove that the Church needs to change its mind on celibacy or ordination of women or any other issue they can be outraged about.
It all started with Jennifer Sleeman, a Catholic convert from Ireland, urging women to send a message to the Vatican that “women are tired of being treated as second-class citizens in the Church.”
Rose Marie Berger, an associate editor with Sojourners magazine in Washington DC, got all “You go girl” about it and said something like “hey, let’s all do that.”
Berger, cribbing some phraseology from Karl Marx, wrote:
Catholic women of the world unite. September 26 is the day to boycott Mass and pray for greater inclusion of women in the Catholic church.
Then some sympathetic organizations jumped on board:
Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) stands in solidarity with Catholic women in Ireland who call for a widespread boycott of Mass on Sunday, September 26, 2010.
“Women make up 60% of Mass-goers and 80% of lay ministers. If each one of us took action on one single day, there is no doubt that this would be a powerful and significant event,” stated Erin Saiz Hanna, Executive Director of the Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC). “The practical, financial, and political implications would be substantial to say the least,” Hanna continued.
I’m not sure I understand this. Let’s break a commandment in order to prove that the Church should do what we say?
Uhm, I’m not sure I see the logic. Do you?
Let’s hope the same people call for “Let’s all go to Confession to confess our Mortal Sin Day” next week.