Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Goodbye altar girls!

It's official! Girls cannot serve on the altar and enter the sanctuary. First reported by Matthew from the A Catholic Life blog, with a copy of the letter sent to someone asking about that regard:

Matthew also wrote a post on why female species cannot serve on the altar, which can be accessed here.

I am relieved to learn of this statement since I now belong to a parish that only allows male servers since it is a Latin Mass parish. It also spills the beans on Novus Ordo presbyters who think that they can have girls running around and playing in the sacristy. There are only mens rooms in the sacristy, since only men and boys belong there! Would a priest want to take on a liability that an unmarried boy and girl have relations in the sacristy? I DON'T THINK SO!

My ex-parish had mostly all female servers, since it was a Novus Ordo parish. The lectors who read from the Bible were mostly women, too, same with the women who assisted in giving out the cookie to the monsters. The lectors and eucharistic ministers did not even to wear a cassock and surplice or alb, since they are mens clothing. The servers wore the baby kid-sized cassock and surplice, though.

None of these women never wore a head covering of some sort. Most had lesbian haircuts. Most more pants. They were not married nor have taken a simple vow of chastity. They had no clue what modesty was, and I'm glad I'm out of there.

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