Within the last week, there have been two bold claims made by two individuals, both of whom I would consider a friend (more than simply a "Facebook friend"). These claims were essentially the same, stating that the Roman Catholic Church needs to get with the times and start ordaining women.
Obviously this isn't the first time that people have expressed this view. But as a committed Roman Catholic who loves and embraces the Magesterium, this is clearly a sentiment that I do not uphold. Not even a little bit. Nope. Not at all.
And there are so many reasons, but a lesson in apologetics is not the reason for my post. I do, however, need advice as to how to best serve people who make these claims on Facebook. I feel like I have a few options:
- Do/say nothing. Pray for them, but take no more action than that.
- Send them a link to some solid apologetics in text or podcast format, thus potentially starting (or continuing?) an open-forum debate on their profile page.
- Send them a FB message or email (something sent only to the person making the claim) about why their view is flawed. The intention here is not to be seen as better or holier than them but rather to plant a seed rooted in the fullness of the Truth.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Please give me some ideas!