Fr. James Martin and Ross Douthat discuss religion and civil discourse

Part I of a new America Media series on Civility in America
Fr. James Martin and Ross Douthat discuss religion and civil discourse

Part I of a new America Media series on Civility in America

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Luis Gutierrez
7 months 3 weeks ago

Religion and culture are tightly coupled. As long as religious patriarchy prevails in the Catholic Church, it reinforces secular patriarchy; and as long as this is the case, it reinforces social and ecological injustice.

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For the redemption, and the sacramental economy, the masculinity of Jesus is as incidental as the color of his eyes. We need women priests. I hope there will be celibate female priests before more married male priests. Celibacy for the sake of the kingdom is a sign that we need in today's world. Why should we have more married male priests when there are so many celibate women who would be wonderful priests?

The Catholic Church should recognize that religious patriarchy is cultural rather than dogmatic and start ordaining women to the sacramental priesthood. More men will go to church when we have women priests.

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