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John O'L Women and church crime (97* d) RE: Women and church crime 03 Jun 08

"The church does not feel authorized to change the will of its founder, Jesus Christ ... The reference is to Christ's having chosen only men as his Apostles."

This is the first time I've heard Jesus refered to as the founder of the Church of Rome. He had nothing to do with its founding. He was long dead. In fact I thought he advised against trying to convert the gentiles. He was only ever interested in reforming Judaism.

As for his band of all-male apostles, I seriously doubt that. I think it's pretty clear now that Mary was at least one of them if not 2IC.
Even if they had been all men, I don't see that as any reason to suppose he'd disaprove of female priests in a religious discipline he knew nothing about. In fact I think he would regard the Vatican in much the same way as he regarded the Pharisees - that is, in serious need of reformation.

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