*The following post is incorrect and totally wrong. It is only being left up as a reminder that to me that this blog and myself are far from perfect. As my above entry states, I am very sorry to Bishop Callahan for the content of this blog entry and for any person I may have misled to think that it was true. It's is utterly false and represents the nonsense that I sometimes type. The original factually incorrect text is as follows:
Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop Callahan has made it known that he does not want extraordinary Eucharistic ministers at any confirmation ceremonies at which he is presiding. That's special church talk to say that he does not want lay people distributing communion. At each church at which he is performing the confirmations, he is requiring the host church to make sure there are enough priests present (otherwise known as ordinary ministers) so that only priests will be distributing communion.
This is a great insight into the theology of Bishop Callahan. The ordained are there to give... and the lay people are there to receive. This follows the "Theology of the Body" model laid down by John Paul II: men have a penis and hence are the active givers (like priests), women have a vagina and hence are the receptive passive receivers (like lay people).
Though I must admit that after listening to one of Bishop Callahan's homilies on the Archdiocesan website, I think he has theological and intellectual depth, I find his theology of the laity to be distorted, hurtful, and a basic slap in the face that does not properly account for the priesthood of all believers.
A Faithful Catholic