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  •  The only thing that makes me hold back (7+ / 0-)

    from really trashing the Catholic Church in America are the nuns.  I was very fortunate to know Pat Farrell, who was the president of the nun's union (Conference of Women Religious?).  She earns and is due a great deal of respect.  It's truly offensive that she is not at least the equivalent of a priest, and she'd be a better archbishop than any of that whole lot.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 04:01:10 PM PST

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    •  Joan Chittister (2+ / 0-)
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      would also make an awesome Cardinal.  

      It's incredibly irritating that the RC church doesn't ordain women.  It would solve a huge amount of their problems if they did - and if they allowed priests (of either gender) to marry.

      •  She is all kinds of amazing n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        LSophia, tobendaro

        For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die--Ted Kennedy

        by sobermom on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:31:22 PM PST

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      •  It's extremely irritating (2+ / 0-)
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        LSophia, Remediator a lot of us Catholics too.

        Years ago we had a pastor who wrote a letter that was published in the Columbus Dispatch, urging the Church to consider resuming allowing priests to marry. When I congratulated him on that, he said that he was in favor of ordaining women too. He later left the priesthood to marry. We now have a pissant priest who's been harassing a gay member of our choir.

        Cogito, ergo Democrata.

        by Ahianne on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:28:59 PM PST

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