Is the All-Male Rule of the Roman Catholic Church Self-Destructing?

A New Crop of Cardinals 2007

This week is unprecedented in the two-thousand-year history of the Christian Church. Instead of focusing on the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ, Christians are listening to horrific accounts of priestly sexual abuse of children and wondering whether Pope Benedict XVI will take decisive action to cleanse the Church.Probably he will not. After all, after more than half a century of living and working in an all-male club he just doesn’t get it. His focus has been purity of doctrine, not the purity of those who say Mass and administer the Church.  For the full text of this article by Anne Eggebroten.

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