Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Very curious news

From CWN:

In an unprecedented concession, the Vatican has agreed to laicize the incoming president of Paraguay, a former Catholic bishop.

I'm very curious to see if there is any explanation as to how this decision was squared with the Vatican's previous statement that "ordination to the priesthood of episcopacy is irreversible". Someone is going to need to explain how that "irreversible" or "impossible" is different than the "impossible" for the ordination of women. Sure, I understand the difference, but I'm not the one that's going to try to make hay out of it. I really, really hope someone makes that explanation. Soon.