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The Roman Catholic Church Dislikes Women and Girls

The Roman Catholic Church Dislikes Women and Girls

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This article describes five different ways the Roman Catholic Church tells women and girls they are unworthy and even dirty. It’s about time there was an uprising within the Roman Catholic Church to demand a re-examination of policies regarding ordination of women, the status of women and girls, sex, birth control, abortion, divorce, GLBTQ issues, and celibacy. The place is a mess. Church policies are hurting countless numbers of people. What would Jesus do? Drive them out? Would he say, Love one another as I have loved you?
This article describes five different ways the Roman Catholic Church tells women and girls they are unworthy and even dirty. It’s about time there was an uprising within the Roman Catholic Church to demand a re-examination of policies regarding ordination of women, the status of women and girls, sex, birth control, abortion, divorce, GLBTQ issues, and celibacy. The place is a mess. Church policies are hurting countless numbers of people. What would Jesus do? Drive them out? Would he say, Love one another as I have loved you?

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TheRomanCatholicChurchDislikesWomenandGirls
ByJaneGilgun
NomatterhowtheRomanCatholicChurch
packagestheirpolicies,theofficialchurchdoesnotlikewomenandgirls.TheofficialchurchisthatpartoftheRomanCatholicChurchthatsetspolicies.Thechurchitselfiscomposedofallmembers;thatis,individuals,families,andchildrenwhowearnoromancollars.Theofficialchurchdoesnotallowwomentobepriestsanddeacons.Priestscan’tgetmarried.Untilrecently,girlscouldnotserveonthealtar.Thissaysgirlsandwomenarenotasgoodasboysandmen.LittlegirlsmaybelievethatGoddoesnotlovethembecausetheycannotbepriestsordeacons.Officialchurchpolicyimpliesthatbecausepriestscan’tgetmarried,there’ssomethingwrongwithsexandsomethingwrongwithsexwithwomen.Byextension,thereissomethingwrongwithwomen.Sincesexisdirty,womenaredirty.Thisisnotastretch.Maybeyouhavetobeawomanoragirltoknowthisisalogicalconclusion.ThentheRomanCatholicChurchtellsgirlsandwomenthatMaryisperfection.ShewasbornwithoutsinandshegotpregnantandgavebirthtoJesuswithoutsin.ThisChurchalsodoesn’tmentionthatMaryandJosephhadotherchildren.Theofficialchurchdoesn’ttalkabouthowMarygotpregnantthesecondandfollowingtimes.Thefirsttime,therewas,accordingtothechurch,nosex.MaryandJesusaretoopuretohaveanythingtodowithsex,thatdirtystuff.So,womenwhohavesexaredoublydirty.First,sexisdirty,andthenwomenwhohavesexarenotlikeMary,whoispure.Therefore,womenaredoublydirty.If(gasp)theylikesex,whatdoesthatmakethem?
 
Wait.Itgetsworse.Womenmaybetriplydirty.Womenarenotsupposedtousebirthcontrol.So,iftheyhavesex,theyaredirtyandnotpurelikeMaryandiftheyusebirthcontroltheyareevenmoreimpure.Triplydirty,thatweare.Ifyoucanbelieveit,itgetsevenworse.Womenwhoaredivorced,whohavesex,andwhousebirthcontrolarealsoimpureunlikeMary,andsotheyaredirtyfourtimesover.Putthedirtinessofwomentogetherwiththepolicythatwomencan’tbepriestsordeaconsandwhatdoyouhave?Youhavewomenandgirlswhoaredirtyfivetimesover.Whatarewomenwholikesex,can’tbepriests,usebirthcontrol,aredivorced,andhavehadanabortion?Now,it’sgoingtogetevenbetter.ThecardinalwhoistheofficialheadofRomanCatholicsinScotlandjustresignedbecauseofchargesthathemadepassesatotherpriests.TherearerumorsthatpriestswhoareofficialsattheVaticanhavehadsexualcontactwithmaleprostitutes.Thisallegedreporthasnotbeenreleased.Thencomesthecover-upofuncountednumbersofcasesofclergysexualabuseofchildren.Fewpeopletalkaboutthenumberofclergywhohavetakeadvantageofadultwomenandmenandhavesexwiththem.Whatcouldbemoremessedupthanthisstateofaffairsregardingwomen,women’ssexuality,women’sworth,andmen’ssexuality?Inthebestofallworlds,institutionalchurchesnurturepeople’sspirituallivesandpromoteloveofself,neighbor,andGod.Inthebestofworlds,institutionalchurchesdon’tsendmessagestogirlsandwomenthattheyareunworthyanddirty.ThesemessagesleadgirlsandwomentothinkGoddoesn’tlovethem.Howfairisthat?Dotheofficialsinthechurchunderstandtheconsequencesofthepoliciestheyuphold?Inreality,manypeoplenowandinthepasthavehadrichspirituallivesfullofloveofGod,self,andneighborandhaveignoredtheharmfulpolicesandpracticesofinstitutionalchurches,liketheRomanCatholicChurch.It’sabouttimetherewasanuprisingwithintheRomanCatholicChurchtodemandare-examinationofpoliciesregardingordinationofwomen,thestatusofwomenandgirls,sex,birthcontrol,abortion,divorce,GLBTQissues,andcelibacy.Theplaceisamess.Churchpoliciesarehurtingcountlessnumbersofpeople.WhatwouldJesusdo?Drivethemout?Say,LoveoneanotherasIhavelovedyou?
 AbouttheAuthor
JaneGilgunisawriterandprofessor.WhenIlearnedwomencouldnotbepriests,IthoughtthatmeantgirlsandwomenarenotgoodenoughandGoddoesnotlovethem.Everythinginthisarticlehaspersonalmeaningtome.IamagraduateoftwoCatholicuniversities:TheCatholicUniversityofAmericanandtheCatholic

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