Friday 17 November 2017

Eilis O'Hanlon: Why the church should listen to talk of women saying Mass

The hierarchy risks self-destruction with its heavy-handed response to Fr Tony Flannery

Eilis O'Hanlon

Since it was first published, Why Men Don't Listen And Women Can't Read Maps has arguably saved more marriages than Relationships Ireland.

The format has been flogged to death at this stage, with more sequels than Police Academy, but its central thesis – that men and women are just different and we should learn to live with it – remains as relevant now as ever.

What's odd is that, considering how awful they are at responding to other people's emotional needs, men were the ones who got to be priests.

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