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On Papal Shoes Dropping and Papal Language Flopping

Whether it’s red or not, the other papal shoe has dropped. With all the hoopla over Francis’s visit to the US and his calls for economic and environmental justice he still promulgates and perpetuates the supreme injustice of sexism and inequality for women. (He might just want to think about how the latter is in […]

Dys-Functionalism

func·tion·al·ism ˈfəNG(k)SH(ə)nlˌizəm/ noun 1. belief in or stress on the practical application of a thing, in particular. (in the arts) the doctrine that the design of an object should be determined solely by its function, rather than by aesthetic considerations, and that anything practically designed will be inherently beautiful. noun: functionalism (in the social sciences) […]

For Mothers and Others….

Before Jesus Was His Mother By: Alla Renée Bozarth From Education for Justice Before Jesus was his mother. Before supper in the upper room, breakfast in the barn. Before the Passover Feast, a feeding trough. And here, the altar of Earth, fair linens of hay and seed. Before his cry, her cry. Before his sweat […]

WASTING GOD’S TIME!

Just read David Gibson’s, “Let a female speculate”: Full text of Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s LCWR talk   and Heidi Hall’s Sister Elizabeth Johnson: ‘The waste of time on this investigation is unconscionable’   Inspired me to pen this: Men in red velvet who “pretend” to be celibate defend hearts and minds which are small. They […]

“Mansplaining”: Vatican Style

Have you heard about Mansplaining? Well the Vatican certainly has its own spin on it. Not only do they explain everything to us, in their own terms and only in their own terms, they won’t even listen to us as Patricia Miller ‘explains’ in Why Can’t the Vatican Hear Women? Moreover they won’t even let us get […]

The Hierarchy Makes the Church Look Stupid…

“I object to the hierarchy making the church look stupid” — 30 years after Sexism and God-Talk, Rosemary Radford Ruether shows no sign of mellowing I join Rosemary and Reasonably Catholic in this critique!   http://reasonablycatholic.com/

I wonder…

  Inequality is the root of social evil. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 28, 2014 Is Pope Francis including the inequality of women in the Church? It is definitely a social evil; and also the root of  theological evil because by denigrating women it impoverishes the Church of Sophia/Wisdom. One sure way to “uproot” this evil: […]