Parting shot…

This was too good to pass up…

A French Archbishop wins the “Macho of the Year” award.

See the article for a rundown on his very manly comments on women in the church.

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5 Responses to Parting shot…

  1. faemom says:

    Most people need to think before they speak.

  2. I wish I could say I was shocked, but I think there are a lot more in the Catholic hierarchy who think the same way.

  3. David says:

    “The hard part is finding women who are properly trained. It’s not enough to have a skirt, you have to have something between your ears as well,” he said.

    Well, let’s try to look at this a little deeper…not so much how he said it (and I agree with faemom that he needed to think before he spoke-most archbishops write their ‘off the cuff’ remarks). Turn it around a bit. It’s hard to fill jobs in the Catholic Church because it’s hard to find people who think. This includes women.

    What you need to understand is the amount of theological learning there is walking around your average chancery. You have people with multiple doctorates, multiple masters, multiple bachelors degrees who need someone working for them that can understand what they say most of the time. I believe he’d include men in this, but that’s me speaking for him, which I’m not trying to do. Please, give the guy a break, and just because he’s a successor of the apostles, doesn’t mean he’ll always say things the best way possible.

  4. evenshine says:

    David- thanks for the comments. I agree that finding people that think is one of the Church’s great problems.

    I’d submit that anyone working as a shepherd of the people should know how to speak to his flock- men and women.

    And no, I won’t give him a break. People in positions of power (whence they derive that power is another discussion) need to think before they speak.

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