"The idea that a woman seeking to spread the message of God somehow 'defiles' the Eucharist reveals an antiquated, backwards church that still views women as 'unclean' and unholy," she said in a news release.
Maureen Dowd in the New York Times points out to how the Vatican would rather protect the priests guilty of the horrible crime of paedophelia but not priests who attempt to ordain women - she says "Thhttp://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/global/word_reference/ref_bubble.png";) repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; width: 25px; height: 29px; cursor: pointer;" title="Lookup Word" id="nytd_selection_button_wordReference" class="nytd_selection_button">e caustic document did not issue a zero-tolerance policy to defrock priests after they are found guilty of
pedophilia; but Clerics who attempt to ordain women can now be defrocked."
Maureen continues "Letting women be priests — which should be seen as a way to help cleanse the church and move it beyond its infantilized and defensive
state — is now on the list of awful sins right next to pedophilia,
heresy, apostasy and schism."
There are a number of men who support the issue of women's ordination and have spoken out against the Vatican stand.
It is time for women to raise their voices in greater numbers, especially women in Asia.
Your comments and suggestions on actions that we could take are welcome.
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