“The revolution is like a bicycle: when it does not advance, it falls.” This famous quote from Che Guevara is the motto of any self-respecting revolutionary, even a Catholic one. Which modernists have understood, including those who are taking the synodal path.
On Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, the Association of German Catholic Women - Katholische Frauengemeinschaft Deutschlands (kfd) - launched its first national day of preaching in the Catholic Church in Germany. This initiative is in the wake of the Synodal Path which has seen numerous actions multiplying in the progressive direction of an alleged renewal.
The day consisted of twelve sermons given by twelve women in twelve different places. Some even preached during a Eucharistic celebration.
To justify this demand in the form of militant action, an supposedly theological basis was sought in the Holy Scriptures. Modern exegesis discovered an apostle, a certain Junia, cited in the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans (16:7), whose true gender it corrects, which would be feminine and not masculine. And since the text says: “Salute Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and fellow prisoners: who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me,” it must be concluded that there was at least one woman apostle…
Tradition unanimously considers the term of Apostle to designate in the strict sense each of the twelve disciples chosen by Our Lord. And that the term apostle in the broadest sense is given to people active in spreading the Gospel. It is in this sense that tradition speaks of St. Mary Magdalene as “the apostle of the Apostles,” she who ran to announce the resurrection of Christ to the Apostles. Therefore, there is no basis for these modern flights of fancy seeking to invent a new Apostle.
Make no mistake about it: the Association of German Catholic Women are demanding gender equality in the Church, even if they need to seize control. What they are demanding through this action is for everyone to be able to preach in Church: “How much richer our proclamation would be if men and women preach regularly.”
The “preacheresses” want to change the law of the Church. Currently, the Rules of the Lay Preaching Service, published by the Conference of German Bishops in 1988, provide that lay people can preach in “services of the word.” Despite this absurd concession, the new law maintains that the homily during the Mass is reserved for the priest or deacon.
This did not prevent some preacheresses from speaking during the Mass. One of them said bluntly: “I am in favor of the definitive abolition of the ban on preaching at Holy Mass for ono-ordained people. It de facto excludes women: thus it lacks something in the very central task of preaching.”
Another considers the Women Preachers Day as a contribution to the synodal path, since the abolition of the prohibition of lay preaching during a Eucharistic celebration “would be a small step, but important, as regards the necessary renewal from the Church.”
The fact that the discipline of the Church is based on irreformable divine revelation does not touch these harpies for one second. St. Paul, however, says it well: “Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak” (I Cor. 14:34). But the immutability of Tradition has long been meaningless among modernists. The movement has replaced it: they swim in evolutionism.