In the post Cdl. Dolan and Fr. Benedict Groeschel Affirm Me in My Okayness! Mark Shea writes:
“For 15ish years, ever since the publication of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, I have maintained that one implication of the document is that women can be created cardinals of the Church (since the office of cardinal does not require holy orders and it is *only* the sacerdotal office to which the Church lacks the authority to ordain women). When I say this, I invariably get chewed out as a subversive modernist.”
You can hear the remarks on this at the 3:00 min mark
The rest of this video is on the HHS mandate. I will probably be reposting this video with my thoughts on what Cardinal Dolan and Father Benedict Groeschel said regarding the HHS mandate.
Woman Cardinals? What do you think? Theoretically it is possible because the title of Cardinal does NOT fall under Holy Orders. Would this cause scandal? It is possible that Leftist radical feminists within the Church could use this to push their pro women ordination agenda. If the Church catechizes the laity properly on this, explains that Cardinals are appointed and thus does not fall under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, then that could defuse misunderstandings and people who might use this to promote their progressive, modernist agenda. This is very interesting.