Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pope Francis Statement on Women Priests Proves that Church Still Needs A Reformation

..."So, I want to ask Francis: Don't you get it? That Reformation you celebrated is known for being open to change over time, over centuries — and that includes an openness to women pastors, priests, ministers, bishops and even archbishops.
Pope Francis attends an ecumenical prayer service at the Lutheran cathedral in Lund, Sweden, Oct. 31. At far right is Archbishop Antje Jackelen, primate of the Lutheran church in Sweden. (CNS/Paul Haring)
So, it may be time for a feminist "95 Theses." It would be easy for someone to write up 95-plus reasons why it's discriminatory and downright silly and embarrassing to deny women an equal place in the church today. And such a document could easily explain why the church is much poorer because women are not equal. It could be nailed to the doors of the Vatican. In short, all Francis' statement did was prove that the church still needs a Reformation!"Article by Maureen Fiedler https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/francis-proves-catholic-church-still-needs-reformation
Response by Bridget Mary: 
I like the idea of a feminist 95 Thesis! If we hurry, we can put them on the Door of Mercy in this Holy Year. it is the hierarchy who needs to repent of centuries of sexism for their failures to treat women as equals. They need to reform the clerical model of all-male priesthood that is out of touch with Catholics today.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org, sofiabmm@aol.com

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