The incisive and funny blogger who maintains the Questions from a Ewe blog notes that Pope Francis may be visiting the U.S. next year. If he does, she wouldn't mind having a heart-to-heart with him about that "theology of women" thing he keeps talking about. I offer the following excerpt in the hope that readers will read the posting in its entirety; it's eminently worth the read:
"Theology of women" can't merely consist of a bunch of unmarried men telling women what it means to be female. Hierarchy members are lesser authorities on what it means to be a woman than pretty much any female on the planet. As the character Gracie Hart says in the movie "Miss Congeniality", “I can't talk girl talk with a guy in my head." So, Francis also needs to stop saying stuff like this about women’s roles, "In this process, the discernment of the Magisterium of the popes has been, and is, important." No, really, on this one, it's not important. Actually, what is important is making the extensive corrections needed to previous popes' flawed writings about women.