The head honcho of the Irish Association of Catholic Priests, Roy Donovan, a Limerick PP, says that the RCC treats women like the Taliban do.
He made this claim on the Irish Independent and on Joe Duffy’ RTE’s LIVELINE.
There is no greater critic of the RCC on the island of Ireland than myself.
But is it really accurate to equate the current RCC and the Taliban?
Certainly in medieval times the RCC was a torturing and murdering institution.
But in these days it does not, thank God, have the right to torture and murder. If it did I would have been decapitated years ago.
The current Taliban kills men, women and children at will.
It throws gay people off the top of high buildings.
It bans women from working andcattending universities.
WOMEN AND THE RCC:
The current RCC bans women from the episcopacy, the priesthood and the diaconate.
It claims it does not have the power to change this.
I do not accept that.
There are two camps within the church opposed to the ordination of women:
1. The misogynist popes, bishoos, priests and laity.
2. Popes, bishops, priests and laity who sincerely believe that this is not the will of God, expressed through Jesus in calling men.
I have only ordained one woman – Frances Meigh who I ordained in 1998 – 23 years ago.
Mother Frances is now a fairly healthy 90 and continues to be a priest, an artist and an iconographer.
I have not been asked to ordain another woman since.
But I have witnessed women clergy of other churches being just as clerical as men. That put me off a lot.
And the US bishop Mary Meehan visited me for Mass I was very disturbed a day later when I discovered she had simply left the post consecration wine in the chalice.
I found that astoundingly ignorant and disrespectful.
This is the problem with a lot of these new spring up Catholic “churches” ordaining people with no proper theology and training
OH AND ROY !
Have a shave !