Those popes who bear the name, "Pius," are the greatest guardians of the Church against heresy. This blog is a watchdog for modernism in the Church. In reality, outside this blog, the members of the board temper their criticisms and opinions with prudence and charity so as to help souls in their journey towards Christ. But sometimes, for the sake of their own sanity, the authors of this blog just need to blow off some steam. The result is Totus Pius.

02 June 2006

Food for Thought...



"Pope Gelasius in his ninth letter (chap. 26) to the bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the bishop of Tusculum: 'Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.' We too have forbidden this practice in the same words...."
-Pope Benedict XIV, Encyclical Allatae Sunt, July 26, 1755

5 comments:

Ma Beck said...

That looks ridiculous.
Ick.

Papa Sanctus Pius V said...

Welcome! It is good to see you here Ma Beck! Often have we read your blog and comments. Our friend, the Sober Sophomore, has told us that you enjoy ranting at heretics and stupid people as we do here.

Ma Beck said...

PSPV,
Thanks! I'm flattered that you read my blog, and delighted to have found yours through the Sober Sophomore!
Heretics.
[Shudder.]
;)

Rhys said...

So what's Princess Leia up to in this picture?

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