Back in September I posted a few times about why I thought it inappropriate to have women in the sanctuary during the Sacred Liturgy. The most recent post is here, and there are links in it to the previous ones on the same topic.
So I was very interested to read a new post on Rorate Caeli, where there is a position paper on this very topic, in the context of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Moreover it is written by Dr Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society, and philosophical blogger at Casuistry Central, so is understandably very good. It has also sparked a lively discussion in the ComBox.
If you are interested in a traditional perspective, whether you are pro or contra, this is certainly well worth reading.
CORRECTION: Dr Shaw has pointed out (see the comms box) that the paper I referred to is one of a series which he is co-ordinating; they are being published anonymously under the name of the Una Voce Federation, and are joint efforts. I apologise for the error.
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