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Thread #134382 Message #3057701
Posted By: Ed T
20-Dec-10 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
When people refer to "the RC organization", I suspect they do not mean the parishioners, nor lay persons. I suspect they refer to the authorities in the Vatican downward to the bishops.
While these church "leaders" are likely sensitive to public opinion, I suspect they are more concerned about keeping the support of the parishioners. IMO, that is why it is important for parishioners to aggressively lobby for change.
Unfortunately, change runs very slow in such structured organizations.
I would wager that placing a few women near the top of the organization would make a real difference. I would even go as far as suggesting opening up the top post to a woman. (But, I make such a suggestion with caution, as some in this organization may see this topic as taboo, as they would have to first be priests).