I can't respect something that doesn't respect women either. Seems ignorant.
How is this disrespectful towards women? As I just said, practically anyother office or title is open to women - including sainthood. Unlike, for example, the pagan cult of Mithras which barred women altogether from membership.
The respect given towards women within Catholicism has often been very great, especially with our deep veneration of the Holy Mother of God. An honest respect for the different natures and vocations of men and women is not discrimination.
More priests = more members, right? Also other women seeing the female leader figure would feel more comfortable.
Yeah ok, look at the Anglican Church. They allow female and gay priests, and they're practically on the verge of schism. Large numbers are now beginning to flock to the Catholic Church now because of this. The Pope has already cleared the way for entire congregations now to join the Church.
Well, you are warm and friendly with a natural talent for trance induction.
And yes, I can see Mother Tinkerbell, even Monseigneur Tinkerbell, rising to Bishop Tinkerbell, and then Archbishop Tinkerbell, and why not Cardinal Tinkerbell, finally leading to Pope Tinkerbell, herself.
I just hope you won't forget as when you take the purple.
I am mostly of the opinion that the Catholic church is a reactionary force against women's progress, but, my opinion aside, I don't think forcing these people by law to act contrary to their religious beliefs is necessarily a good thing (if their practices are within the law to begin with, that is.)