The first picture is of course Saint Joseph Church in Macon and the second is Sacred Heart Church, now Cultural Center in Augusta. One is for religious purposes the other for secular purposes when it was sold to the Knox family in 1986 having been closed as a church in 1970. Both were designed and built by the same Jesuit brother and Jesuit order of the Southern Province around the late 1800's. Sacred Heart was dedicated in 1900, St. Joseph in 1903:
President Obama also thinks that women should have access to all the roles that men do and I suspect he believes that women should become Catholic deacons, priests and bishops and one day pope. If he could mandate that through government intervention, I think he would. Maybe he is blazing the trail for some future president to force the issue.
But President Obama certainly has help with dissident Catholics who are more secular than Catholic and whose secular agenda they wish to impose upon the Church. What is interesting is that these secularists want to wipe out Catholicism's theology and doctrines concerning sex, marriage and priesthood, all of which are the apex of the secular agenda that is being driven today by liberal progressives who are dictatorial in wanting their agenda established in Church and state.
The theology of the liturgy surely shows that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. The traditional canopy or corona over the altar, such as at St. Peter's and in modified forms in other Churches, even modern Churches, one thinks of the new one over the ultra modern renovation of the Cathedral in Milwaukee, is a symbol the marriage bed where in the marriage act of commitment and intercourse bride and groom become one and in the Church's liturgy this oneness is from Christ's commitment to His Bride the Church and Her baptismal promises to Christ and the oneness Christ the Bridegroom and His Bride that occurs in the marital act of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Holy Communion.
Since Vatican II, though, the marriage theology of the Eucharist seems to have been neglected and diminished. Of course today there are political reasons for doing so related to same sex marriage and the image of Christ as a male groom and the Church as a female bride (odd to have to have redundant modifiers for bride and groom) which goes against the secular agenda even in the Church to neuter Christ, Church, Bride and Groom, thus opening the door to female priests (although priest is a male term too, priestess the female) and same sex marriage.
Progressives in the Church want to mandate a neutered theology for an inclusive priesthood that is both male and female and same sex marriage that is either female or male in terms of the couple and where there could be two husbands or two wives united in matrimonial bliss.
And guess what the mechanism these liberal, secularized Catholic progressives will use to promote and mandate their same sex theology? Social justice! And they will lay guilt trips on anyone proposing a traditional model of Church, of Christ as Bridegroom and Church as Bride and that marriage must be between one man and one woman for a lifetime and that sex is for both the unitive and pro-creative aspects of the marital act between a man and a woman. Anyone who opposes them is against Jesus great commandments to love God and neighbor and thus traditionalists become marginalized and demonized. How interesting.