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If you are visiting my blog, expecting to see 'Toward a Progressive Catholic Church,' I have changed my title to reflect my wide assortment of interests. Having retired from my secular job, I hope to devote the rest of my life to my hobbies, ministries and perhaps a part-time job that makes good use of my communications skills. This blog will be designed to address my multi-faceted interests.

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I have an M.A. in Theology and an M.Div (Master of Divinity) from St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. I am currently a media consultant and promoter of classical music. I am also certified as an officiant by the Federation of Christian Ministries for baptisms, weddings and funerals and minister independently of the Rochester Diocese. My life has encompassed many interesting paths: broadcasting, free-lance writing, video-production, music, ministry and a secular job in government. In addition to this blog, I have a YouTube site at www.youtube.com/priestray and I have a Facebook page.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Vatican & The Washing Machine

Dear Blog Visitors:

Anytime I think I have heard and seen everything possible from the Vatican, there continues to be an opportunity for shock and dismay. In the latest fiasco, the Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano, declared that as International Women's Day is celebrated, women should give thanks for the washing machine. To quote: "This humble appliance has done more for the women's liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home...."

When will the Vatican learn that women are now running corporations and governments around the world? In addition, we currently have a wonderful Secretary of State - namely, Hillary Clinton. Additionally, women have proven time and time again that they are fully capable of running parishes and have every right to expect Vatican approval for their ordination to the priesthood, if they are so called.

What follows is a video I made that criticizes the ridiculous 'washing machine' comment from the Vatican:

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