Saturday, November 2, 2019

Opinion: Catholic Bishops Agree: Anything but a Woman

Opinion: Catholic Bishops Agree: Anything but a Woman

The New York Times
October 30, 2019
By Sara McDougall
Dr. McDougall is an associate professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.

The push to allow married men to serve as priests isn’t progress. It’s another form of misogyny.

The modern Catholic Church is beset with serious problems. Among them is that not enough men want to be priests. Over the past three weeks, 184 bishops gathered at a Vatican summit to seek solutions for the Amazon region in particular, singled out because of myriad crises it is facing, including environmental devastation, violence and a shortage of priests to serve the needs of the faithful there.
The bishops’ solution: Do anything other than ordaining women as priests.

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