Bridget Mary's Response: The Vatican excommunicate women priests for serving the people of God and turns a blind eye to its own corruption and avarice. It appears to be the same old story!
In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis needs to not only drop excommunications against women priests and Catholics who follow their consciences, but also, to do radical surgery on the scandal-laden Curia in order to reform the church.
Perhaps, it is time to replace Roman Curia with hard working Catholic women and men from all walks of life who love the church. Help could be on the way!
"Citing emails, minutes of meetings, recorded private conversations and memos, the book paints a picture of a Vatican bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste and secrecy.It might not be far off the mark given that Francis has repeatedly and publicly warned the Roman Curia against engaging in "intrigue, gossip, cliques, favoritism and partiality" and acting more like a royal court than an institution of service. Last Christmas he delivered an infamous dressing down of his closest collaborators, citing the "15 ailments of the Curia" that included living "hypocritical" double lives and suffering from "spiritual Alzheimer's."