Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"You've Got Male: A Synod on the Family" by Mary Hunt/ Families Women's Voices Missing at Synod on the Family

"The Synod on the Family (EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS 5-19 OCTOBER 2014) is in full swing in Rome. The official photos of the opening tell the story better than any comment an informed theologian might offer. The plethora of men in vestments, the dearth of women in any form (except the painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary), and the conspicuous absence of children (save little Jesus in his mother’s arms) speak volumes about the meeting. How could such an assembly presume to discuss family life with any authenticity or integrity?"
Bridget Mary's Response:
How can any meeting on the family exclude families including (gasp) women? Last time I checked women are half of humanity and integral to families!
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org

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