Lend me your ears and eyes -- for about 30 minutes! That's roughly the time it will take to watch the two videos below. Please do take the time to watch them both.
THE FIRST VIDEO
The first video is a demonstration of the stereotypical theological errors, ignorance, confusion, and sinful hostility of many liberal feminist Catholics. You will see these depressing characteristics embodied in the gaggle of protesters supporting Sisters and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (the "LCWR").
Essentially, they ambush a young priest, Father Ted Martin, after the Solemnity Mass of Corpus Christi, outside the Cathedral of Saint Augustine, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. You'll see them try to intimidate and neutralize Father Martin with their video camera and audio recorder. They will repeatedly invoke "the spirit of Vatican Two" (1) as their justification for everything they want the Catholic Church to become and (2) as their power generator entitling them to betray the Catholic Church and to trash any of the Church's Teachings and Ministers (that is, male Priests) not surrendering to their demands.
These women do not seem to be fully Catholic nor fully Christian to me. Rather, they are vaunting their mangled and false version of "Catholicity." The evidence for my accusation is their nastiness, rudeness, contempt and disrespect toward one of their brothers through Baptism in Christ -- a brother who is also one of Christ's shepherds, a young man sacrificing much to serve Him -- and them -- as a Priest.
As I watched the first video, initially, I grew more and more angry and resentful toward these protestors -- until I directed my attention to the way Father Ted Martin responded to these persons during the shameful circus they brought to the Cathedral that morning. What came to mind was the incident involving Saint Stephen the Deacon in The Acts Of The Apostles:
Now Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people.Father Ted, I don't know if I could have been so calm and respectful to these members of the Feminist Sanhedrin. My admiration runs deep for you: because of your self-control, patience and respectfulness throughout this lunatic episode. Thank you for your Christ-like example.
Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and people from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and debated with Stephen, but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.
Then they instigated some men to say, “We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.” They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes, accosted him, seized him, and brought him before the Sanhedrin.
They presented false witnesses who testified, “This man never stops saying things against [this] holy place and the law. For we have heard him claim that this Jesus the Nazorean will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us.”
All those who sat in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw that his face was like the face of an angel. [Acts 6:8-15]
THE SECOND VIDEO
The second video is Father Martin's considered response to the Feminist Sanhedrin. You will see Father Ted explain what an Ecumenical Council is (specifically focusing of the Second Vatican Council -- colloquially known as "Vatican Two"), what the Magisterium is, what Infallible Magisterium is, what Petrine Succession is, and where Vatican Two's teachings fit within the Catholic Church's treasury of magisterial truths.
Way to go, Father Ted!
Academicians, please pray for these women. It unnerves me to see how far away they have traveled from the Truth: Christ, who said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" [John 14:6].
Pray that they will abandon their error-ridden versions of the Gospel and distortions of the Catholic Church's Magisterium. They must renounce these things and be reconciled with the Church. Until then, they are living out serious errors and promoting heretical teachings which mislead others into the darkness, anger, and anti-Christianity they have been misled into and ambushed by.