By John Hubbuch
My editor Ken Trainor from time to time provides analytic and provocative comment on the Catholic Church and its many failings. Most recently in a column entitled ""The Catholic Church's Greatest Sin" he identified sexism as its greatest sin. Of course he is right. One need look only at the church hierachy--Pope-Cardinal-Bishop-Priest to understand the profound institutional contempt for women. Like the Taliban, women's humanity is diminished in favor of some idealized archtype.
I don't understand why women who express outrage over exclusion from a men's social and golf clubs pliantly remain Catholic. In fact the Catholic Church is like Chicago's Union League Club used to be: women were allowed into the building, but their presence was restricted to certain areas only.For all I know it's still that way.
So I urge you Catholic ladies to just say no. Quit. Your mom and dad will get over it, and you'll find spiritual sustenance in places that value you far more than Mother Church. Why would any intelligent person belong to an organization where their value was diminshed and marginalized. I don't get it.
And it ain't going to get better very soon. The Pope is on tour and the show has a stop in Cuba. The Pope has noted:" Today it is evident that Marxist ideology, in the way it was conceived, no longer corresponds to reality." Absolutely stunning irony.