From the National Catholic Reporter:
Women "Deacon" Commission: A grand jury going nowhere.
The pope has settled on the lesser issue perhaps because it only involves spinning wheels and once again sprinkles the air with uplifting stardust that only looks as if it means something real.
You've got that right.
..the special commission strikes me as another balloon that pleases the crowd but pops as it goes out of sight.
Here's where the grand jury potentially hits a brick wall. The pope has already stood by JPII's stout rejection of female priesthood.
Hello smoke and mirrors.
I see nothing of the kind in a well-intended exploration with competent researchers that I'm guessing will go nowhere. With one perhaps unintended consequence. It keeps the crisis of women's actual entitlements front and center.
Does this scream "We are pathetic creatures without relevance", or what?