Why is Pope Francis so ‘shutdown’ on women?
Why is it that he only offers crumbs to women? He has taken back one crumb (last Commission on Women Deacons) and now seems to offer an even ‘smaller crumb’!!
Has anyone done a thesis on why the last three Popes are so ‘shut down’ on women?
How can they justify Patriarchy as central to the Good News and to a Church that would dare to represent Jesus?
Pope Francis spoke eloquently about separating colonialism from the spread of the Good News at the pan-Amazon synod. What about separating male culture from the spread of the Good News?
Is it that all the feminine is so projected by so many in the Church on to Mary that there is none left for ordinary women? Mary must have been a formidable woman and the matrix in her home given that she kept Jesus under wraps for 30 years! That was some feat!
Where did Jesus get his respect for women from? From his mother? From God? From both?
If from God, how come the leaders of the Catholic Church have not the same respect?
Why is it that the Catholic Church speaks so much with fork-tongue around women? Says nice things about women but nothing substantial. Can’t listen to real women and what they are saying?
These real women follow on from the women who stood at the foot of the Cross when the men had fled. Why is it that Jesus chose to make Mary Magdala the first witness of the Resurrection – the Apostle to the Apostles?
Phyllis Zagano, states that “since there has never been any Magisterial finding that women cannot be ordained as deacons, I can only hope and pray that this new commission does not present an argument that women are ontologically different from men or that women cannot image the risen Christ.”
“Such would be a terrible betrayal of the people of God, the Body of Christ,” she said.
What will it take to open up all the structures and ministries of the Church to women?
I have no hope that any Pope/ Cardinals/ Bishops are going to do so. Bishop Bill Morris, Australia, would do it, but he was taken out.
Will the German Church, who had no time for the New Missal, and with the possibility of ordinary people including women around the table, break with Patriarchy and give us the Good News without any strings attached?