Women are key to pope’s reforms
James Carroll writes in the Boston Globe:
“It is necessary to broaden the opportunities for a stronger presence of women in the church,” the pope told his interviewer. “We have to work harder to develop a profound theology of the woman.” The church of justice for the poor must be the church of equality for women — inside the church as well as out. There is no other way. Thus, it matters less whether Pope Francis at present favors the ordination of women than that he has already launched a historical process that makes it all but certain. Other reforms will follow. Style influences substance, and attitude influences everything.” Read the entire article.
Pope Francis digs at Vatican’s narcissistic nature, calls for change
Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News writes:
Pope Francis, using strong language to condemn a “Vatican-centric view” of the Roman Catholic Church, says that church leaders have too often been narcissists, “flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers.”…
“Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy,” he said…
“It is Vatican-centric,” he said. “It sees and looks after the interests of the Vatican, which are still, for the most part, temporal interests. This Vatican-centric view neglects the world around us. I do not share this view and I’ll do everything I can to change it.” Read the entire article.
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justmary writes: It seems the former would be an excellent cure for the latter! So if Pope Francis is really sincere in his “call for change” in the Catholic Church, he might just start by ordaining women!