Female Priests

Corinthians 14:34-35 reads, “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.”

This progressive attitude and traditional interpretation of the Bible has kept women out of priesthood for centuries. Some people still think that women are not permitted to be priests (or ministers) because, according to Genesis, they were not created for that purpose. Others insist that it should not happen because it has not yet happened. Try to wrap your mind around that illogical buckshot. Perhaps they were smoking weed when coming up with such iron-clad reasoning.

Or perhaps the Catholic Church is a male dominated patriarchy unwilling to yield its financial power to the gender that would be most likely to protect youth from harm? That’s not to say that all men want to molest little children and all women are pure of heart. There are male ordained Catholic priests who believe all forms of child abuse should be stopped. It would certainly be nice if more of them shared the names of known child rapists with the police; and nicer still if whomever is appointed to protect the children wasn't also guilty of manufacturing child pornography.