I have never come across any other Catholic female who doesn't fully 'grasp' what Christ put into motion when he chose his Apostles. Catholic females recognise that if Christ wished to appoint woman as his Apostles, then he would of done so. But, he didn't! Therefore in our opinion, as Christ is the font of all wisdom, we follow his judgement as being 'sound and valid'. So what follows on from Christ is echoed in the RCC tradition of not appointing female priests.
The Catholic Church is not being 'sexist' IMO by not ordaining females as Priests. The RCC has 'NO' authority to 'usurp' Christ. That is the bottom line, we follow and reverie Christ's decisions. If Christ had chosen females, then there would of been females ordained from the very beginning, it's really as simple as that. This is why it's not a big deal to us, as we know the reasoning comes from Christ and not just from the Church. With female Catholics there is no offense taken by Christ's decision at all or at the RCC following Christ's example. Even though we are 2000 year or so on nothing will change the words of Christ having the same impact on us. We could go deeper into the reason for Christ's decision for only appointing men, but I dare say that is another thread!
But do you really think the RCC is a credible source that Jesus did only choose male Apostles? After all, they were behind making out Mary Magdalene to be a prostitute and later had to right that wrong? I know this is going to sound so Da Vinci Code, but the gnostic writings show the tension between Peter (the rock which the Catholic church was built) and Mary Magdalene and the story goes from there, her being made out to be a prostitute while she may have very well been an Apostle. This is all very "what the RCC says" more than what Jesus says, imo, or that's how I see it, but I'm not Catholic so I guess I don't have the faith in them a I think my hesitance is trusting everything they say is well-deserved based on their history. But I guess in carrying on in St. Peter's tradition, the not allowing female priests makes sense and it really does seem to me in my eyes, more his church than Jesus'. To me, it's hard not to wonder if Jesus didn't give Mary Magdalene an important role, very well an apostle, maybe even a leadership role.
Edit: Because my laptop mouse thingy is a demon from hell and has a mind of its own.
Edited by ChloeB, 11 April 2012 - 11:14 PM.