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This story makes me sad.

Church progressives and the liberal press using a 100 year old nun to push for female ordination.
A Chicago nun is celebrating her 100th birthday today — but there’s something missing.

Ever since she was 10 years old, Sister Vivian Ivantic has wanted to become a Catholic priest.

Ivantic joined the Benedictines when she was 20 years old and since then, she’s been hoping for a change in the Catholic Church’s policy toward female ordination.

"We need women in church offices," Ivantic told The Chicago Tribune. "It won't come in my lifetime, but it will come."

Ivantic argues that women have held important roles in the Church for a long time, as teachers, nurses and social workers. In her own lifetime, she’s seen women gain footholds in politics and in the workplace. She thinks it is time for a change in the Church, as well.

“I think the American church is outstanding," Ivantic said. "But I'm waiting for women's ordination.”
I can't think of anything sadder than after 100 yrs with a Church that bears gift of the miraculous kind, the Church that introduced you to Christ, which provided you the sacraments, and directed you on the path to eternal salvation, still owes you something.


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Michael said...

She lost me on the “I think the American church is outstanding" thing. On what planet is the "Church in America" outstanding? The only thing it's good at is shutting down schools and parishes. Practice makes perfect.

kuramei said...

Leftism and the egalitarian mindset at any cost has sadly infected too many religious today.

Anneg said...

Just because she's old doesn't mean she's not nuts!

Sophia's Favorite said...

Asking a 100-year-old to tell the Catholic Church what to do is like asking a 5-year-old to tell a 100-year-old what to do.

Proteios1 said...

Well. I f she served God as a nun, faithful to Jesus and the Church, I wish her well. Life is like this. We don't get everything we want, when we want it. But through humility we use the gifts God gave us.
Other than that Im getting bored with the whole female ordination thing.

Proteios1 said...

...oh. And there is no American church. It is just the Church. The one, holy catholic and apostolic church.

Andi Sligh said...

What a shame that she has so little regard for the vocation to which she dedicated her life. Priests aren't the only ones with important roles to play.

Deacon Ed said...

If she had left the veil on, her head would not have gotten so cold. Nice green suit, Sister. Who's your coiffeur? YIKES!

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