Hey, cardinal boys… here’s what you don’t get

Until you open your ranks to the other half of humanity… both in allowing married priests as well as female priests… you will continue to be a slightly musty and smelly old boys club that carries the taint of sexual abuse, misogyny and total irrelevancy. Do you not get that the minute a population develops an educated middle class, you lose most of your members and all of your influence? There’s a reason for that. So you just keep looking like the perverted anachronism you are and watch as you slowly decay and disappear. It’s happened before. The religions of Egypt survived thousands of years too. But very few people worship Isis nowadays. I can’t help but believe that, given the path you’ve chosen, Catholicism will follow that same path.

Oh yeah… and I have read the Bible and I’m not an idiot. I know that Jesus had both married disciples and female disciples. You cling to your antiquated customs out of fear that if women get a step in your door, you will become irrelevant sooner rather than later. Don’t be afraid. Women will treat you with all the respect you deserve. Assuming you deserve any at all.