Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Claiming that a Church that doesn't go outside of herself is a spinster, not a mother.
Here's an accurate definition of the derogatory caricature of "spinster" (from the Urban Dictionary):
An elderly or aging female who due to a combination of major personality flaws, undesirable personal habits, and unattractive physical appearance has never married.
The Pope was trying to make the point that each of us in the Church are on the search and rescue mission - that we don't hole ourselves up inside of the Church, every man/woman for herself.
Ok, but he appears to be suffering from the misconception that women who never married are not active in the mission of the Church.
All the women I know who never married are loving, kind, caring women, very involved in searching for lost sheep, binding their wounds, interceding, serving and loving everyone around them. They are every bit the mother to their family members, friends, neighbors, community than any other mother.
The man has quite a long list of urban legends going on inside his hat rack.