Here I am, drinking some coffee and getting ready for a shortened Friday at work thanks to my office’s “summer hours,” and I stumble across this gem in the New York Times:
The Vatican issued revisions to its internal laws on Thursday making it easier to discipline sex-abuser priests, but caused confusion by also stating that ordaining women as priests was as grave an offense as pedophilia.
Oh? Well that’s a new one. Let me see if I can trace the logic of this one. So we start with the fact that the church has male priests running around sexually abusing children. Check. There have been bishops, cardinals, you name it, who, also male by the way, have moved those priests around and attempted to cover it up. Check. We have the fact that this was exposed in a media circus years ago. Check. The church has done an especially poor job responding to the scandal, and still refuses to cooperate with law enforcement officials to this day. Check.
And then we have, uh…oh right! It’s just as bad to ordain women into the priesthood! See? You can follow that, right?