Let’s be honest here. They don’t speak for all Catholic women, merely the professional perpetually aggrieved ones.
Anyway, here’s their rootin’ tootin’ bras a-blazin’ call for action, gleaned from their site:
A few thoughts:
~ If you show up with a couple of friends at St Matthew’s, you’ll probably double the attendance.
~ “International series of protest vigils” means the one in Washington, and a couple gals will hold a banner in Rome. Thus, international. Cos really now – if they had any number of these prayer vigils scheduled and stocked to the gills with gals, you know for sure they’d be advertising.every.single.one. Time and location, down to the second.
~ Um, hate to break it to these ladies, but there won’t be *any* laity – male or female – at the conclave. Boy, these perpetually aggrieved types sure are bigoted.
~ And I think Mother Mary Assumpta Long from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist would argue that women aren’t banned from *all* leadership and decision-making positions within the Church (they mention this “ban” twice in their flyer, should you forget). Or NETWORK Director Sr Simone Campbell and CHA Pres Sr Carol Keehan, for that matter. Or any other abbess, or female Catholic school principal, or whomever. What they really mean to say – is that they don’t want some guy telling them what to do, especially if it’s not their guy who’s doing the telling.
I’d love it if any Washington DC reader could stop and report on the Pink Floyd Smoke Rising event next Tuesday.