"An Empire of Misongyny" - former Irish President's verdict on Catholic Church
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08-03-2018, 07:55 AM
"An Empire of Misongyny" - former Irish President's verdict on Catholic Church
With typical candour, the former Irish President, Mary McAleese, has criticised the Catholic Church as "an empire of misogyny". She was speaking in Rome ahead of the Voices of Faith conference, which features prominent Catholic women from around the world.

Pope Francis has declined to attend their meeting or to celebrate Mass for those attending.

Vatican Radio has censored its reports on their demand for gender equality.

Senior Vatican officials objected to the inclusion of a Ugandan woman who champions Lesbian and Gay Catholic rights in her country, where homosexuality is a crime.

They also excluded Tina Beattie, an English Catholic professor of theology.

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08-03-2018, 08:28 AM
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(08-03-2018 07:55 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  With typical candour, the former Irish President, Mary McAleese, has criticised the Catholic Church as "an empire of misogyny". She was speaking in Rome ahead of the Voices of Faith conference, which features prominent Catholic women from around the world.

Pope Francis has declined to attend their meeting or to celebrate Mass for those attending.

Vatican Radio has censored its reports on their demand for gender equality.

Senior Vatican officials objected to the inclusion of a Ugandan woman who champions Lesbian and Gay Catholic rights in her country, where homosexuality is a crime.

They also excluded Tina Beattie, an English Catholic professor of theology.

More here

> I viewed Pope Francis as an important reformer ever since his election, but his actions over the past few months must be a major disappointment to atheists and liberal Catholics alike. Consider
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08-03-2018, 03:39 PM
RE: "An Empire of Misongyny" - former Irish President's verdict on Catholic Church
She has caused a lot of headaches for the church. She’s a high profile catholic who campaigned for the yes camp in the same sex marriage referendum. Her son, who is gay and a devout catholic, recently married his partner. The pope is due to visit Ireland and the Irish hierarchy will be hoping she keeps her mouth shut about clerical sexual abuse etc. Something she will not do Big Grin

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