Modernists threaten to leave the Church if they don't get their own way and there will be a nuclear explosion.

The exodus of women is a disaster for the Church

Karin Iten, Monika Schmid, Franziska Driessen-Reding: The Catholic Church is experiencing an exodus of critical women. It is the foreshadowing of a meltdown from which the Church may perish. Unless the Church acts, says Annalena Müller.

Karin Iten has quit. Monika Schmid has retired. Franziska Driessen-Reding's term of office will soon come to an end. Women who open their mouths and who struggle for and with their church are in danger of falling silent. (Karin Iten was the Abuse Prevention officer of the Diocese of Chur. She was the former managing director of the Limita office for the prevention of sexual exploitation for many years. Together with the prevention officer, Stefan Loppacher, she trained and advised church leaders and employees in the implementation of the protection concept in the Diocese of Chur. She recently resigned saying that as a feminist she could no longer tolerate the work.  Click on the tags for information on the other two.  Schmid allegedly attempted to concelebrate.  Driessen-Reding is involved in Maria 2.0)

Karin Iten is an independent prevention specialist with a broad network and is known throughout Switzerland as an expert in institutional prevention in various risk areas.

This may please traditionalists and fundamentalists. But for the church, the exodus of critical women is a disaster.

Church as nuclear reactor

If the Swiss Church were a nuclear reactor, women like Iten, Schmid and Driessen-Reding would be the cooling elements. The cooling elements are - by their very nature - in physical tension with the fuel rods.

If there is no cooling, there will be an accident - a core meltdown.

This tension ensures the balance. Without cooling, the fuel rods would overheat. A core meltdown would be the consequence. And anyone who is honest knows that the Catholic Church is on the brink of a super-meltdown

Clean-toxic energy source

Let's stick with the picture - because it fits extremely well. Ideally, nuclear power plants are clean energy sources that supply their environment without polluting it.

In the worst case, they are the most toxic thing mankind has created. If a meltdown occurs, nuclear reactors destroy everything in their vicinity and make fertile life impossible in the long run.

Says what is and thus served the Church more than many a Bishop or Cardinal: Karin Iten.

The same applies to the Church. It is a spiritual and emotional home for many people. A place of love and security. But its toxic side is destructive. Not only - but especially for women.

The church is misogynistic

The structure of the church is hostile to women. No papal talk of a "Marian Church" can hide this.

Men can become priests in the succession of Jesus and the apostles. And what can women become in the succession of Mary? Exactly: nothing.

Not a question of the spirit of the times

Self-proclaimed traditionalists like to cry "zeitgeist" when female Catholics demand equal rights. This is nonsense. And it is self-destructive. Because without women, there is no Church.

Fuel rod and cooling element? Bishop Felix Gmür and Monika Schmid in Fribourg.

And women are currently leaving the church. Whether for reasons of age or because they have had enough is secondary. What is important is that hardly any young women are joining. What are they supposed to do in a church that demands they keep quiet and let themselves be suppressed?

Hoping that the call for equal opportunities is just a fad that can be "sat out" is like putting a lead sarcophagus over a melting nuclear reactor. And hoping that the meltdown taking place underneath will somehow stop.

Man-made and therefore changeable

Fundamentalists will not like to hear this either, but Karin Iten is right: the church structure is a human construct - and therefore changeable.

Another critical woman who finds clear words even with the Pope: Franziska Driessen-Reding.

The Church has always changed throughout its history. If believers from the years 500, 1200, 1700 and 2023 were to look at the Church from the respective other epochs - they would hardly recognise it.

The reason for this is that the Church has always been subject to change. Constant change is the reason why the Church has existed for 2000 years. And if the Church wants to live on, it must change again.

Everything is connected to everything else

In the women's issue, fundamental change is particularly urgent. Equality of opportunity is not a passing fad. To let the exodus of critical women happen - or even to rejoice in it - is ultimately to help dig the grave of the Church.

And what leaders especially need to remember: When the critical women are gone, things will be quieter. But in return, one can no longer hide behind them. For example, on 12 September this year, when the first results of the national abuse study are published.

Without the Schmids, Itens and Driessen-Redings, the clerics and traditionalists will have to spoon out the soup alone. Or else witness the ecclesiastical meltdown. There is no third option.


Cathcon: If ever proof was needed, it is all about them and not about Christ and His Church.


Farmer Carolyn said…
It’s good that every last feminist leave the church. That purposeful movement has been the downfall of the family. Shake the dust off your feet and move forward. Latin Mass attendance is FULL of beautiful young large families.