A quick Google search shows a listing of ten examples of scandals in the Catholic Church. Yes, scandal’s presence from the past to the very present day is all-pervasive.

Most of us would probably associate the word secrecy to the topic of scandal, though it’s very meaning includes the word omission. Missing from the above listing is one more form of present-day scandal, the scandal of omission about women’s past history in our church as priests.
Oh my the hierarchy of our church, is in such an appalling state of scandal.

The hierarchy of our Church is indeed in such an appalling state of scandal. Instead of honesty, we have deception, instead of full disclosure of women’s roles as Apostles, Bishop’s, Deacons, and Priests, we have cover-up. This omission has been compounded over and over from past centuries right into our very lives today, making it even more horrendous to even begin to understand.

The hierarchy’s selective memory on this issue has lead to one group of Catholics for women priests being pitted against another group of Catholics against this notion. Being on a picket line for women priests, one is barraged by negative thoughts, jeers, and slurs. These Catholics wouldn’t even be in this position, to begin with, if only the hierarchy of the Catholic church dealt in actual facts rather than outright deception.

When you hear, the words women priests, what does that really mean to you?

I have always wondered with the actual factual evidence on this matter, why then is there no outward visible reaction from other Catholics to it? For some, it might come down to never being able to believe what the hierarchy has orchestrated. Perhaps, for a much larger group of Catholics, for them to believe in this truth, means they have to acknowledge to themselves, about how the hierarchy withheld this truth from them. For so many others they simply do not perceive this issue as one which personally concerns them.

From their own perspective, it certainly does not involve them in any way and therefore there is no relevance about it in their lives. Yet, another group may feel no actual connection with women from the past history of our Church. They are truly like complete strangers to them. It certainly is understandable when so much about them is completely absent in the Lectionary. Missing for women today is their role models, the Women Bishops, Women Deacons, and Women Priests which would have followed down from one century to another. That is until the hierarchy of our Church through their man-made Canon law took that choice away from any women in our church.

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Author's Bio: 

Margaret Mary O’Connor has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Buffalo, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Christ the King Seminary, in East Aurora, NY.

She is a former Chaplain and currently is a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Charity Parish in Buffalo, NY. She literally walks the walk, on picket lines to help keep the issues of Women’s Ordination and Church Accountability on the Priest Sexual Abuse Issue, at the forefront of any Catholic’s attention.

As a fellow member of the Laity, herself she believes any Catholic, deserves at minimal at least the truth from Rome, as opposed to the continual out right deception they are receiving. She also is a member of Call to Action, Future Church, Roman Catholic Women Priests, Women’s Ordination Conference, and SNAP, (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.) Buffalo Central Terminal, Restoration, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, and Western New York Land Conservancy. Margaret Mary is the recipient of the Special Award for Achievement from the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course. She also enjoys Gardening, Pilates and reading Mystery books.

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