ROME, June 8, 2010
Protesters March in Vatican for Female Priests
Reform Groups Press for Ordination of Women, as Catholic Church Struggles With Abuse in Male-Only Priesthood
(AP) Groups [Makes it sound like a big deal, doesn’t it?] that have long demanded that women be ordained Roman Catholic priests took advantage of the Vatican’s crisis over clerical sex abuse to press their cause Tuesday, demanding the Vatican open discussions on letting women join the priesthood.
Representatives of a half-dozen Catholic reform groups [bringing the grand total of this pressing demonstration to about four old women] marched on St. Peter’s Square on the eve of a three-day rally marking the end of the church’s yearlong celebration of the priest...