This pope will not truly be a progressive pope, and he will not bring the Catholic Church into the modern world, until he does the right thing for women. If the church is to be compassionate and open, the priesthood must be open to women. "firstname.lastname@example.org
Olga Lucia Alvarez, ARCWP and Marta Aida Soto, ARCWP in Colombia, South America
Bridget Mary's Response: Jesus did not represent a male God, nor did he say that the only representatives of God had to be male , like the Vatican does. Jesus was a radical feminist, calling women and men to be disciples and equals. The Catholic Church should follow the example of Jesus. Until Pope Francis affirms women priests and the full equality of women, the church will not be a church for everybody.
Community gathered in Colombia, covered by journalists
The full equality of women in the world and in the church is the voice of God in our times. The Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement is changing the church, making it more equal and just, one community at a time. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP.www.arcwp.org