He argued that the training could lead to more boys becoming Catholic priests, bolstering dwindling numbers in the clergy. Training for girls was halted.
Fr. Taylor doesn't argue it at all. Christ is the person who started this "argument". All Fr. Taylor is trying to do is take full advantage of the gifts and fruit of altar serving foolishly wasted on soothing the egos of women in the pews with low self esteem and a chip on their shoulder.
Frankly, it's a bit like tying up a delivery room with men who feel like God cheated them because they can't get pregnant and deliver children but want to go through the motions. There might be hospitals foolish enough to let them, but we all know what delivery rooms are used for, and men will never get a crumb of the real fruit.
When weighing the balance of the mystical power, mentoring and fruit that feeds priestly vocation against the hostility ignorance breeds in women, most priests will simply buckle. Even the ones who know they are tempering vocations and would be inclined to do it, don't have the back up from the buffoon bishop in charge of the See. But the reality is, canonically, short of removing a priest who decides to do it, there is little the bishop can do.
I wonder if groups of orthodox women got together and started the initiative in a parish, educated other women on the mystical power and fruit of reserving altar serving to boys, encouraging the pastor to take full advantage of it, could we help spread Fr. Taylor's fire?
We'd have to choose the priests carefully, get the support of a few wealthy people in the parish and choke off the Chancery with threats over their precious money, put up with the cad priests like Garrity and Unni who will grab the opportunity to characterize themselves as doing Christ and His Church a favor by discarding the mystical fruit for the adoration the daffy women will give them, etc., but I bet we could.
BTW - here's how Catholics are voting in the poll:
Should girls be allowed to be Altar servers:
Got to love that!
Cast your vote. Circulate it to your friends and encourage others to do so.