I'm sure some in the Vatican are thinking like poor old Henry II did about Thomas Becket
Christ reduced to ‘misogynistic’ figure by church leaders, McAleese says
I've had differences of opinion with the woman from Ardoyne in the past, but cannot fault her on this - and she has more balls than most of the clergy and politicians of Ireland .....Former president Mary McAleese has said she fears the Catholic Church’s hierarchy has “reduced Christ to this rather unattractive politician who is just misogynistic and homophobic and anti-abortion”.
She described Vatican opposition to women priests as “misogynist codology dressed up as theology” and criticised “the patronising platitudes that women have heard from a succession of popes and cardinals”.
Speaking at a press conference in Rome on Wednesday, Ms McAleese also said Pope Francis should visit Newry, Co Down, if he comes to Ireland next August, in the wake of clerical child sex abuse revelations there which led to the recent resignation of the Bishop of Dromore.
South China Morning Post:
Former Irish president Mary McAleese denounces Catholic Church as ‘an empire of misogyny’