Newswise — Will the next pope allow women to become priests? An Associated Press poll found that 60 percent of U.S. Catholics think women should be ordained, and a religious studies professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, says that there are signs that the Catholic Church may be headed that way.The Episcopal Church, in my opinion, still has not done enough to make female clergy complete members of the clergy. But the Catholic Church turns its back on half of the qualified talent pool in its pews. It has to dig deeper into the male pool. It's no wonder that it has more than it's share of problem priests.
According to Associate Professor of Religious Studies Kelley A. Raab, author of the book "When Women Become Priests: The Catholic Women's Ordination Debate" (2000, Columbia University Press), women have been gaining "symbolic power" in the church, which may eventually lead to real power.
You reap what you sow.