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As a Female I Am Frustrated by the Lack of Democracy within the Church / The Herald Scotland

I read with interest the comments of Hugh McLoughlin (Letters, March 19) and was surprised that he asserted that Pope Francis does not lead an autocratic church. I have been a practicing Catholic since my birth 62 years ago and there is little in my experience to lead me to believe that it is anything other than autocratic.”

Letter to the Editor by Moira Gray, The Herald Scotland — Click here to read the rest of this letter.

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For Pope Francis: A To-Do List on Women / Huffington Post

Dear Pope Francis: As this new year unfolds, I’ve decided that, with all due respect, it is time for me to share with you my suggested ‘To-Do list on Women.’ I’ve been deeply moved by your passionate defense of the poor; your willingness to call unbridled capitalism what it is, a spirit-killing machine for those to whom its bounty fails to trickle down; your symbolically and not so symbolically throwing the money changers — in the form of remote, rich, recriminating hierarchs — out of the Church temple. But I have been far less moved by what you have been saying about women.”

By Angela Bonavoglia, Huffington Post — Click here to read the rest of this commentary.

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Could Pope Francis Make Women Cardinals? / Religion News Service

Pope Francis has said repeatedly that he wants to see greater roles for women in the Catholic Church, and some argue that he could take a giant step in that direction by appointing women to the College of Cardinals – the select and (so far) all-male club of “Princes of the Church” that casts secret ballots in a conclave to elect a new pope.” By David Gibson, Religion News Service

Read the rest of Gibson’s article by clicking here.

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