A quite extraordinary piece. About the usual contraception, remarriage of divorcees and so on:
Sooner or later, the Catholic church must recognise the reality of remarriage. But it must do so in a way that weakens patriarchy
Absolutely no conception even (sorry) of the idea that what the Church says is what God wants it to say.
No, agreed, I don’t believe that, many here won’t believe that, the Guardian doesn’t believe that.
It has been difficult for such a profoundly patriarchal organisation as the Catholic church – whose boss is known as the Holy Father – to come to terms with feminism. Just as the 19th and much of the 20th centuries were marked by the church’s struggles with (and against) democracy, it is plausible that much of the coming century will be marked by its struggles with feminism.
But if you are going to discuss a religion you’ve got to get to grips with the central point of it all. Which is that the people who make it up really do believe that they’re doing what Go tells them to do. And maybe, you know, God doesn’t like feminism?