Sunday, April 28, 2019
Is mysogyny the Catholic Church's original sin?
As a former Roman Catholic, I say, "Yes!"
And mysogyny was nothing that Jesus taught. Mysogony is the result of the church's absorbing patriarchial norms and attitudes about property rights.
Here's a good article written by Sady Doyle. It's worth reading.
The mysogyny of the Roman Catholic church violates several of our UU principles such as "the inherent worth and dignity of every person," "justice, equity, and compassion in human relations," "acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations," and "the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and society at large."
The point of Sady Doyle's article is that if Roman Catholicism is to survive, which is losing a significant number of members in first world countries, it must reform itself as an institution.
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