Monday, September 14, 2015

"Women Must Be Equal in a Modern Catholic Church" By Alee Quick, Women Priests Are Creating a More Just and Equal Church

http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/quick/quick-women-must-be-equal-in-a-modern-catholic-church/article_1eada772-27c7-5105-b71c-2519ab509bf7.html

...In order to be forgiven for having an abortion, women are supposed to confess their "sins" to a priest or bishop — a man. A man who has never physically felt the gravity of bringing life into the world — or not bringing it into the world. How many more women would be inclined to confess their so-called sins to a sister or mother on the other side of the confessional screen? 
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. "alee.quick@thesouthern.com
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



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