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“This could set back the movement for women’s equality in the Church decades,” says Jamie Manson, a columnist and the books editor for the National Catholic Reporter. The LGBT movement, too, will suffer if married men are ordained, she says. Other topics explored in the episode:
- a female diaconate — threat or menace?
- and those four conservative cardinals pressing Pope Francis to clarify whether people who divorce and remarry without first getting an annulment are adulterers. What to make of Francis’ silence?
- finally, do we liberal Catholics — along with the mainstream press — love Pope Francis too unconditionally?
Click here to read the National Catholic Reporter column which prompted our conversation: