IS 1970’S TOUCHY-FEELY THEOLOGY AND DOCTRINE ANY BETTER A SECOND TIME AROUND IN THE 20TEENS? NO!
This is what “theologian” Ms, Jamie Manson thinks about Pope Francis joy ride and fatal crash on female deaconesses which is an excerpt from a Crux article:
I think it’s intriguing that a pope who has stressed the need for openness and courage, who has insisted that the church not be a relic or a museum, and who has warned the church not too be overly intellectual, to suddenly start splitting hairs about this issue,” Manson wrote.
While Francis is known for his outreach to the peripheries, to the poor and marginalized but also to other religions and confessions, Manson argues that when it comes to women in his own church “he doesn’t seem to want to take his own advice.”
“The fact is, women are severely marginalized in this church. Their gifts are not welcomed, their voices are largely silenced, they are barred from serving, leading and making decisions in their church,” she said. “Even if there were no historical precedent for women deacons, Francis should put it into effect simply because it is the just and right thing to do.”
My comments: This is classic 1970’s heterodoxy masquerading as theology. It is also anti-intellectual, touchy-Feely and manipulative.
Ms Manson can’t really do theology with deaconesses so the only reason why the pope should allow for it and eventually open priests and bishops and popes to female ordination and coronation is because “It simply it the just and right thing to do.”
This way of thinking smacks of Gnosticism. If you can’t find anything in Scripture or Tradition, than the direct line of the God of Surprises is to be found in social justice issues and fads of a particular time in culture.
It is heretical of course, but what the heck—the vertical approach of Gnosticism and its manipulation, that the Holy Spirit is blowing afresh as though He never did before, is palpable. Let’s just hold hands and sing Kumbaya! That’s theology!