As David Gibson and others have reported, new rules the Vatican is expected to issue soon on penalties for priests who sexually abuse children will also put the ordaining of women in the same category of the most serious crimes under church law.

So let me see…..the official institutional response to sexual abuse by male priests is to abuse and denigrate women who are priests and any male priests who support them.

Curiously MISSING in the new Vatican legislation is any ecclesiastical punishment for all those bishops who have condoned and covered-up sexual abuse: like for instance Cardinal Bernard Law, still living in grand style in Rome.

2 thoughts on “Vatican Rules: Ordaining Women Priests a Crime Like Sex Abuse of Children

    1. Thanks Patrick….Monday I will come back to women’s ordination because we cannot allow this to pass without some kind of historical perspective. John

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