The Glass Ceiling Ordained

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    The Glass Ceiling Ordained

    This morning..before heading out to Mass...I turned on the news for a bit. When channel 5 got to the coverage of the Vatican and the impending papal conclave, I thought to myself at the end of the segment that a picture is worth a thousand words. In all the coverage..the interviews..etc...not a woman to be found. The picture of the all male Cardinals and clergy really struck me.

    It especially struck me a short while later as I sat at Mass and listened to the clergy of my own parish..a woman...preach the sermon.  Apparently..I was not the only one paying attention. When I arrived home and picked up my Sunday Globe..there was a large front page article which essentially mirrored the thoughts I had already had that morning.

    I was heartened to hear that the American Cardinals share my concerns as well as the concerns of many of their female members. Although I harbor no illusions that an American Cardinal will become the next pope..I hope..for the sake of the Catholic Church that the next pope adopts a more progressive attitude towards women in the Church..and especially in leadership positions. If not, I fear that over the next 10 -20 years the Catholic Church will watch it's membership decline even further...especially among women. After all..the Church leaders need to understand that this is 2013...not 1813.

     
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    Re: The Glass Ceiling Ordained

    What are your thoughts on the new Pope?

     

     
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    Re: The Glass Ceiling Ordained

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    What are your thoughts on the new Pope?

     




    I think he is an excellent choice. There is much I like about him as a person..some I disagree with...but as a humble example of what faith is...? I think he is the perfect symbolic choice.

    Pope Francis is someone who is very conservative on social issues. I respect that. I don't agree with the Catholic Church's position on women in church leadership or clergy..and I have a feeling that in this area, we will see some reforms from this Pope. I respect the Catholic Church's position on social issues...but their positions make me glad there is separation of Church and State.

    I am no longer Catholic and therefore don't recognize the office of the Bishop of Rome...however...as an influential world leader who will work towards peace, equality and the elimination of poverty..I like him and have confidence in his abilities and already proven track record of fighting poverty.

    He is perhaps a bit more economically liberal than I will ever be. If you read some of his writings on income inequality..he sounds almost socialist in his views.

     
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    Good answer :-) 

     
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    Good answer :-) 

     




    Thanks :-)

    What are your thoughts?


    Too bad the new Archbishop of Canterbury doesn't get this kind of attention..lol

     
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    Eh, I don't follow the Catholic Church very closely. I hope that they can get their act together because they have the power to be a strong force for good in the world and I hope that Francis is the right man to lead them. Beyond that I defer to the people who do pay attention to the goings on at the Vatican. Your response seemed balanced and thoughtful so I thought that should get recognized.

     

     
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