Who Needs Men in Church?
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(06-08-2016, 10:38 AM)Pilgrim Wrote:
(06-08-2016, 12:46 AM)introvert Wrote: The reason why there isn't more male lay involvement is because there aren't enough ministries specifically for them, and women tend to be the ones running the show with the ministries. That's always bothered me because I grew up in a culture that did gender-separating, and no one had a problem with it because the men knew the women wouldn't interfere with their deal, and the women knew the same with the men.

The only parishes I know of with strong male-led and male-only lay ministries are the parishes that do NO right (yes, they exist) or TLM parishes. Everything else seems to be run amok with women and children. I'm not against ministries or involvement tailored to women and children, but if Catholics are ever going to be interested in this thing called community again, something's gotta change.

This is very true.  However, I wonder if this is a "chicken or egg" problem.  Is there a lack of male-led ministries because men aren't interested in the Church or are men not interested in the Church because of a lack of male-led ministries?

I see it as a bit of Column A, and a bit of Column B, depending upon the person and their situation. 

I will say that at parishes in my AO where only male altar servers, no girls, are allowed, they don't seem to have a problem getting boys and older teens recruited as altar servers.  In parishes that allow altar girls, not so much.
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Messages In This Thread
Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-06-2016, 09:06 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by divinesilence80 - 06-06-2016, 11:00 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-07-2016, 01:04 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by formerbuddhist - 06-07-2016, 05:38 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-07-2016, 10:09 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-07-2016, 10:10 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-07-2016, 10:23 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Zubr - 06-07-2016, 10:59 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-07-2016, 09:07 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 12:46 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 12:25 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Sir Charles Napier - 06-08-2016, 02:32 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 03:29 PM



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