Thursday 24 May 2018

Misguided papal misogyny

Former president Mary McAleese
Former president Mary McAleese
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - I agree with Mary McAleese: it's high time that the walls of misogyny in the Catholic Church came tumbling down.

Women are excluded from any meaningful decision-making roles in the institutional Church, their duties being confined to the activities of so-called 'Pastoral Councils' that are little more than biscuit-eating and coffee morning affairs with some amateur theological chat thrown in to lend a facade of piety and episcopal relevance.

I have nothing against Catholic priests. There are many decent, dedicated men who make lifelong sacrifices in pursuit of a quest to enhance the spiritual lives of their fellow human beings.

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