Today on the Catholic Calendar is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Generally believed to refer to the conception of Jesus, it actually refers to the conception of his mother. Her very beginnings were required to be pure for the coming Incarnation. It follows logically that the conception of her mother St. Anne was also immaculate. It would seem then the birth of God’s son was contingent on a linage of pure women. Once the men got the child they wanted, women were cast aside without any status, except of course for “holy mother church” (occupied by men). God is great, but like the rest of us, He is what he is because of his Mother. Today, I celebrate the role of Women in the Church and pray they will be returned to the altar as the priestesses they deserve to be.
Saturday, 8 December 2012