Pope Francis Dithering About Women, Skittish About Cops

Pope Francis Meets The President Of Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND – AUGUST 25: Pope Francis arrives to meet the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at Aras an Uachtarain on August 25, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Pope Francis is the 266th Catholic Pope and current sovereign of the Vatican. His visit, the first by a Pope since John Paul II’s in 1979, is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of Catholics to a series of events in Dublin and Knock. During his visit he will have private meetings with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

In continuing to oppose women’s ordination the pope argues that something has to be revealed in order for it to be done; but that we don’t do it so it must not have been revealed. A cursory examination of change on Catholic views of the death penalty and usury make quick mincemeat of that argument. Revelation provides direction toward increased justice; it’s not a checklist of historical givens. Read More

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