I wish the title of this post was a joke. A high ranking Catholic Cardinal abandoned all reason and embraced some extreme misogyny by somehow linking feminism in the Catholic church to declining morals in priests. (source)
Cardinal Raymond Burke, the rampant crisis of pedophile priests was brought on by women who “feminized” the church and discouraged “manly” men from participating in clerical life.
Cardinal Burke somehow manages to verbalize more anti-women hate then I have seen in a single speech in a some time. Including:
“Young boys don’t want to do things with girls. It’s just natural,”
“The radical feminism which has assaulted the Church and society since the 1960s has left men very marginalized,”
And then there’s the the logic that somehow links feminism to pedophilia:
“There was a period of time when men who were ‘feminized’ and confused about their own sexual identity had entered the priesthood; sadly some of these disordered men sexually abused minors; a terrible tragedy for which the Church mourns.”
I look forward to some frantic backtracking for this sexist, ignorant rant but I’m not optimistic. Shame on you Cardinal Burke. Simply incredible.