It's Not About Power
The Yale Daily News has an article on an address given by Cokie Roberts concerning Religion and the Media. Near the end of the article is a quote from Roberts responding to a question about women's ordination: ""Nobody relinquishes power. You have to grab it and fight like the devil for it," Roberts said. "And that's how they see us -- the Devil -- I think you'll see a married priesthood long before you see a female priesthood.""
I know that Cokie is a practicing Catholic, but as long as she sees ordination and the priesthood as issues of power, she and all of those others who sadly make the same mistake -- including ordained priests! -- will never, ever understand the Sacrament of Orders.
It's about service, not power. But I don't have the time to get into this thicker-than-it-should-be discussion, so I'm going to leave things with these remarks for the time being.
Until I can make a more substantial post, though, please consider reading Michael Novak's "Women, Ordination, and Angels.