Roman Catholic men only

Today is the pope's official last day. He retires. The papal conclave will begin the long process of voting on the next pope. All men. An enclaved conclave.

I was talking with a seminary student today. She's from a church that didn't support her decision to enter the ministry. Because she's female. A very small percentage of women from her denomination seek ordination, and their chances of finding a church that will receive their ministry are small.

I heard a journalist from the Vatican on the news yesterday saying that the next pope is going to have to draw a line in the sand to prevent women from getting ordained and voting, etc., while at the same time make women feel that they are still a part of the church.

They just don't get it.

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