Problematic Equality

Mary E. Hunt at Religion Dispatches isn’t quite dancing in the streets over women being allowed in combat, and she feels pretty ambivalent over pushing the Catholic Church to ordain women, too:

Celebration of another barrier overcome is tempered by the fact that I oppose combat as much as I oppose sexism. Likewise, I reject a hierarchical, clerical priestly model of the Church as much as I reject exclusion of women from its leadership caste.

Read for some interesting thoughts by a Catholic activist on women as de facto clergy and the perpetuation of a corrupt hierarchy.