Why don't we examine this a bit:
We have to understand what she means by "modernise". She means have women take on male roles and thus find power. But, is this a good thing? Why are male roles such a model that humanity should follow? Shouldn't we rather look at the prototype of all of humanity - Mary - and see that we should be receptive to God's gifts rather than trying to aggressively grasp at them?THE Catholic Church is losing congregations by alienating women and failing to give them a public role, Cherie Blair said last night.Church leaders must modernise the role of women in order to halt the decline in church attendance, she said.
"Until the traditional churches fully resolve their relationship with the female half of the population, how can they expect Christianity to have a future in the modern world?She does have one thing right - women traditionally pass on the faith to their kids, but is this still the case when women are not a daily part of their kids lives? Does this happen when they are preoccupied with work and success? She thinks so and I disagree. Here is the kicker:
"Traditionally, it was women who passed religion on to their children and who kept the Church going through good times and bad, but when it comes to the public face of Christianity, women are virtually invisible."
Mrs Blair also revealed that every time she did not use contraception, "I seemed to have a baby" in a discussion about the Church's attitude to birth control and abortion.She didn't have a baby when not using contraception because that is how the body is supposed to work. When you take a pill, it messes up the natural function of the body. It robs a woman of the feminine genius that is stamped into her being - the genius of being receptive to the gifts God has given. The genius of being open to life.
She said: "How could I have done all the things I have done if I hadn't used contraception?"
The genius of a "yes" to God, to children, to life. Yes.
Pray for Cherie Blair and other Catholics who don't understand the Church's teachings.