The piece on Rock’s Twitter feed caught my eye. Pope Francis addressing women religious in Rome, more so. Especially this bit:
We think of the harm inflicted on the People of God by men and women of the Church who are careerists, social climbers, who “use” the people, the Church, brothers and sisters – those they should serve — as trampolines for their own personal interests and ambitions. But these do great harm to the Church.
Does it seem likely that the problem with women religious is that they are social climbers? Too ambitious? Pope Francis has already spoken up about careerism in the clergy. So this harm is clearly on his mind.
We seem to have far more bishops moving up the power ladder than women. And that doesn’t even include diocesan clergy.