Tuesday, October 04, 2005
The good thing about Mark Shea being back on-line...
Is that my job is easy. I should just shovel readers in his direction.
Mark on Harriet Miers:
That's about right. Bush has managed to create an almost perfect storm of contempt for his base, coupled with ongoing contempt from people who will always loathe him. This is more than mere bungling. This is active stupidity. Stupidity that may come only once in a generation. Stupidity that works on so many levels. You almost have to admire the sheer elegance of the stupidity. It tempts you to believe in Stupid Design Theory. A magnificent, towering monument to the ability of a single man to do so much wrong with so little effort. (more)
Speaking of Harriot Miers
, she has her own blog as well. Who knew?
Mark's got his readers jumping with his proposition that women can be made Cardinals:
Also: 'On the Square,' the First Things blog, is up and running.
Down below, I pointed out that I've been saying for years that one of the effects of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis was to make clear that it is *only* the priestly office to which women cannot be ordained. This means, among other things, that the offices of King and Prophet *are* open to women (and have been occupied by them for centuries, right along side men).One of the consequences of this fact is that I can see nothing in the Tradition that particularly forbids the Church from making laywomen cardinals. I don't have anything particularly invested in laywomen (or laymen) being made cardinals (which is why you haven't seen a lot of entries here on that topic). But I see no reason why it couldn't happen. However, since somebody sent me a link about somebody who is making the same basic point, I thought I'd post a little quickie pointing out that the thought had occurred to me too.Yikes! My comboxes freaked out! (more)
# posted by Jamie : 9:01 AM