‘Ordain a Lady.’ Does this video really help the cause?

The debate over ordaining women in the Catholic Church is one of the most contentious — and that’s saying something, given that Catholics are contending over just about anything these days. (Fish on Fridays? Communion in the hand? Pro multis or pro omnia?)

Now comes a new viral video from the Women’s Ordination Conference — titled “Ordain a Lady,” it is a riff on Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” That provenance alone should be enough to scare you off, if you have a daughter in the house who has played “Call Me Maybe” into her Daddy’s earworm.