Monday, August 22, 2011

Phoenix diocese cathedral won't allow girl altar servers

Edit: going against the Zeitgeist in this way will bring about a substantial increase in vocations to the religious life and priesthood. Nice to see this excellent Bishop continuing to challenge the wisdom of the world.

Nothing Wrecks Solemnity Like Feminism
[Arizona Public] Girls no longer will be allowed as altar servers during Mass at the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, SS. Simon and Jude.

The Rev. John Lankeit, rector of the cathedral, said he made the decision in hopes of promoting the priesthood for males and other religious vocations, such as becoming a nun, for females.

Made up primarily of fifth- through eighth-graders the altar-server corps in American churches has included girls since 1983 in many places. Girls and boys regularly serve together at churches throughout the Phoenix Catholic Diocese.

Phoenix diocese cathedral won't allow girl altar servers

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Allan said...

In our place, there are Altar Boys and Altar Girls.

Tancred said...

That's not good.

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