Ascended Master Mother Mary, April 2, 2005 through Kim Michaels.
Now, I am fully aware that there are many issues facing the Catholic Church in this critical time. Yet I would like to point out one issue to you that, in my assessment, is the most important issue facing the Catholic Church today. And that issue issue is the role of women in the Church and the role of women in society.
This messenger recently had the experience of visiting a place, where it is claimed that I have appeared for some time and where I supposedly speak through a person and gives messages. He asked politely if the people overseeing this place were willing to have him leave a stack of booklets with my Miracle Rosary. At first he was told yes, but then, when these people started looking at my Miracle Rosary, they noticed one sentence in the very beginning, where it says, “Our Father-Mother God.” And these people could not accept that God is Mother because according to Catholic tradition God is seen only as Father.
These people used this one expression to reject the rosary that I have given from my heart. Not only is this an illustration of the state of consciousness of many Catholics and how impossible it is for me to enlighten these people and help them come up higher in consciousness, but it is also an expression of how many of the Catholic doctrines and traditions are illogical, even to the point of being in direct opposition to what is stated in the Bible. For does not the Bible say, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8)
And is not “Omega” the feminine aspect? The Bible says that God is Alpha and Omega. Does this not prove that God has an Omega aspect, that God has a feminine aspect? And thus, who is the Catholic Church to deny this and thereby deny the Mother of God, the feminine aspect of God, the very Mother flame itself?
This is a tragedy, and it has been a tragedy now for almost 2,000 years, during which the orthodox Christian churches have denied the reality of God as Mother, have denied the divine feminine, and have denied the rightful role of women that was defined by Jesus in his relationship to me and to my beloved Mary Magdalene. Jesus came to raise up women and to free them from the yoke of blame that had been put upon them for thousands of years by making them responsible for the Fall of Man.
What we see in this time is that there is a great need for a reform in the Catholic Church concerning the role of women. Yet that need can only be met if there is a recognition of the fact that God has a masculine and a feminine aspect, that God is both Father and Mother.
Can the Church survive?
What exactly will this mean for the Church? It will mean that certain Church doctrines and certain ingrained aspects of Church culture will have to be challenged. First of all, the Church must stop blaming women for the Fall. It was a small step in the right direction, when the Church exonerated Mary Magdalene and recognized the fact that she was not a prostitute and that, in fact, earlier Church fathers had turned her into a prostitute for political reasons.
And this shows that the Church has, in some incidences, been willing to deal with the past and correct the errors that had crept into the faith for political reasons. Yet, this one instance is only a drop in the bucket of what is needed in order to reform the Church and turn it into a viable organization that has a chance of surviving in this new millennium.
And there are so many more aspects of doctrine and culture that must be reformed. And I must tell you that unless the role of women in the Church is truly brought into alignment with the reality of Christ, there is very little chance that the Church will survive for another century. In fact, the Church might see its demise in less than 25 years, unless the role of women is completely changed and brought into alignment with the reality of God.
One might say that the current condition of the Catholic Church is the expression of a male-dominated culture, a male-dominated organization, that has created certain problems over these past many centuries. These problems were not created because men are incapable of running a spiritual organization. But they were created because a male-dominated culture causes men to become unbalanced. These men will deny the feminine aspect of their own nature, and thus they will become too rigid and too fanatical, and they will be unable to create an organization that can change with the times.
And thus, it is absolutely necessary that the proper balance between masculine and feminine qualities is restored in the Church. And it is highly unlikely at this point that the Church could be restored by men alone. Therefore, I tell you, it is the true desire of myself and Jesus that the Catholic Church be reformed in allowing women greater influence in the Church. The first step should be that Catholic priests be allowed to marry. This will restore balance to the life of the priests, who are unbalanced without the company of a woman.
And this extreme unbalance is what you have seen outpictured in the systematic and widespread sexual abuse of children that has been going on for decades. And this misuse has been exposed in the United States, but I can assure you that it is taking place all over the world in Catholic congregations. It would be folly, it would be arrogance, to assume that this is only an American problem. So far it has only be exposed in the United States, because the United States is in certain ways more honest than many other nations. Yet this problem cannot be swept under the rug forever.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2005 Kim Michaels