Misguided papal misogyny
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.