Last May the pope broached the possibility of setting up a commission to "study" women's ordination. Now it seems that this possibility is coming to rotten fruition. LifeSiteNews revealed the names of some members of this "Special Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women". Not surprisingly, we see that some outright dissidents are members of this commission.
Pope John Paul II, in his encyclical Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, stated explicitly that the Church has no authority to ordain women. Therefore there is nothing that needs to be "studied". There is only the teaching of Jesus Christ, through Sacred Tradition, to be obeyed.
So what is the harm in this type of "study"? Well, let's look at the very first time such a "study" of God's clear commandment was undertaken; it's in the Holy Bible. That first "study" was recorded in the first few chapters of Genesis. You might recall that Eve, at the prompting of the serpent, "studied" the question of whether or not it would be a good idea to eat of the forbidden tree. She managed to convince Adam to undertake this "study" too, although God's clear directive rendered unnecessary any such study. For thousands of years, all mankind has been reeling from the disastrous effects of that study, with many being damned to hell as a consequence.
What's next? Will they be "studying" whether or not those in mortal sin can receive Holy Communion? Oh, wait...
I regret that this pope's repeated misdeeds are placing him at odds with the very Tradition that he's supposed to protect. Let us pray that he wakes up and stops undermining Holy Mother Church.
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