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Mary McAleese Says ĎGame is Almost Upí for All-Male Catholic Church
The Irish Times ^ | 3/11/19 | Patsy McGarry

Posted on 03/16/2019 6:19:35 PM PDT by marshmallow

Ex-president says institution prizes the clerical male above women, truth, and abused children

The “game is almost up” for the all-male Catholic Church, former president Mary McAleese has said.

She said the church’s “clericalised citadel is increasingly of zero interest to many Christian women who grow up in the Catholic tradition”.

“The church prizes the clerical male above all others in the church. Above women, above truth and disgracefully above clerically abused children. The game is almost up,” she said.

Mrs McAleese was speaking after an announcement by theologian Mary T Malone (80) that she is leaving the “men’s church” to become “a member of women’s Christianity, a loose association of women’s groups who celebrate their Christian faith outside the Catholic Church”.

A nun for 17 years before she married her late husband, Ms Malone retired back to Ireland in 1997 after teaching theology for almost 40 years in Canada.

Living in Wexford, she is the author of a trilogy on Women and Christianity (2000, 2001, 2003); Praying with the Women Mystics (2006); and The Elephant in the Church: A Woman’s Tract for Our Times (2014).

A revised edition of the latter book was republished in Dublin last Friday to mark International Women’s Day.

(Excerpt) Read more at irishtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: anticathiolic; catholic; fartyshadesofgreen; ireland; mcaleese
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1 posted on 03/16/2019 6:19:35 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
A nun for 17 years before she married her late husband,

I think I just discovered that someone might have a bone to pick.

2 posted on 03/16/2019 6:22:33 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: marshmallow

Ties in with a book that I am reading:

Christianity After Religion by Diane Butler Bass.


3 posted on 03/16/2019 6:28:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (After Jussie’s fake hate crime, hate crime fakers aren’t taken seriously for even 1 minute now!)
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To: marshmallow

I didn’t know a nun could leave the order and enter into the world and marry, But leaving the Church itself is another matter


4 posted on 03/16/2019 6:29:41 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: marshmallow
Events of recent times have caused me to reject and renounce my once proudly declared Irish heritage.The Ireland of today is just another one of the many filthy little cesspools found in Western and Central Europe.
5 posted on 03/16/2019 6:31:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Mitt Romney: Bringing Massachusetts Values To The Great State Of Utah.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Being Christian is not a religion
It is a relationship


6 posted on 03/16/2019 6:32:31 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: marshmallow

Hey, liberal “catholic” gals:. Strart your OWN church! Stop trying to be smarter than Our Savior, who picked MEN as apostles! Call your false church “ the Power-Hungry Lesbo-sians”


7 posted on 03/16/2019 6:34:40 PM PDT by LYDIAONTARIO
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To: LYDIAONTARIO

She taught theology for forty years.
That enough to form your own opinions.


8 posted on 03/16/2019 6:44:20 PM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: LYDIAONTARIO

Mary McAleese: “The game is almost up.”

Ha! They’ve been saying that for 2,000 years!


9 posted on 03/16/2019 6:54:55 PM PDT by ZagFan
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To: marshmallow

I just dont believe it.

These people worship Mary up and down the block. These women aint going anywhere. Let em try islam or mormonism. Or any other faith out there, none treat women better.

Be honest and just be open you dont like the bible where it says men are the officeholders of the church. How about letting non homos become priests, there is no biblical requirement any church leaders have to remain celibate and unmarried.


10 posted on 03/16/2019 6:57:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: LYDIAONTARIO

Excellent point. In a free society one can form a business or a new church. Heck in my town of 8,000, there are a good number of Baptist Churches. People are free to choose. Choose a denomination where women can become ministers or pastors.


11 posted on 03/16/2019 6:58:09 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: sparklite2

...That enough to form your own opinions.

But my opinion, and yours, are pitiful things relative to that of The Father’s
Humility is the proper response when presented with God’s Word


12 posted on 03/16/2019 7:01:40 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: LYDIAONTARIO

“an announcement by theologian Mary T Malone (80) that she is leaving the “men’s church”

Great. You don’t like it? Leave.

There are alternatives everywhere for them. But these man-haters just want to tear down what they don’t like.


13 posted on 03/16/2019 7:03:00 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: marshmallow

Ireland is living post-Irish.


14 posted on 03/16/2019 7:04:02 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: marshmallow

The “game is almost up”

Mrs McAleese is angry because the Church will not endorse gay sex. Being that her son is a homosexual, that apparently bothers her very much.


15 posted on 03/16/2019 7:18:02 PM PDT by Stingray51
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To: marshmallow

just out of curiosity, how many female teachers have been caught in compromising situations with children?

so, claiming it’s males that are the problem, is a problem itself Because it avoids the problem of a society that encourages ‘anything goes’. Gay priests, lesbian nuns, promiscuous teachers, none of which can counsel youth not to be gay or lesbian or promiscuous. That’s the problem.


16 posted on 03/16/2019 7:22:14 PM PDT by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: marshmallow

I don’t think politicians, especially the fallen of a faith have any business telling a church/religion how to conduct themselves. I also believe that those that preach should tend to their flocks and not politics.


17 posted on 03/16/2019 8:02:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: HangnJudge

Yes!


18 posted on 03/16/2019 8:20:19 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (After Jussie’s fake hate crime, hate crime fakers aren’t taken seriously for even 1 minute now!)
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To: marshmallow

The Catholic Church in 2019 is roughly analogous to Russia in 1917, i.e., in total chaos. Revolutionaries at the helm. Even more radical revolutionaries waiting in the wings. The old guard nobility and middle-class confused, divided and overwhelmed. Adiuva nos Deus.


19 posted on 03/16/2019 9:28:16 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Gay State Conservative

Don’t let intentionally sinful folks get you down. Jesus didn’t with his chosen apostle, it’s truly free will to love Jesus. Irish sin. Italians, catholic priests....sad, stand up to it, be proud that Jesus sufferred for your redemption and for so many others Irish that repentfully choose Hom. The numbers are far fewer now but praise God for each one and that you are one of them!


20 posted on 03/16/2019 9:44:41 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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