It seems that Rev Thomas J. Reese, S.J., erstwhile editor of America (until ousted by Pope Benedict XVI), has stuck both feet into his mouth - and apparently swallowed! "Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit" reproduces some of Reese's remarks that he made at a forum on December 5th. The most insipid of these is, "maybe God knows what she's doing." That's right! Father used a female pronoun while referring to God. As a commenter says, since Jesus referred to the Father as a male, the Church will follow suit. We must conclude one of the three following regarding Father Reese's remarks. Either:
- Father is suffering from extreme gender confusion when it comes to God, or
- Maybe the "god" that Father worships does present itself as female. In that case, the "god" is either a figment of Father's imagination or something far more sinister
- "Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit" took his information from this National Catholic Reporter article. Knowing that publication's progressive leanings, perhaps someone at NCR tampered with the transcript of Father's remarks. If so, though, how is it that no one else at NCR caught such an error?