Since the Catholic church is hierarchical, it must start in the local churches first. Maybe a thousand more years.
You'll have more chance of the next Pope being black. The Catholic Church is still barbaric in their choices - 1500's style.
The black Pope is more likely. Black as being a jesuit - not meaning an african.
Saint Malachy said in his Prophecy of the Popes, "When the White Pope and the Black Pope (Head of the Jesuits or an Anti-Pope) shall die during the same night, then there will dawn upon the Christian nations the Great White Day."
So the black pope will be the last pope.
Why do we need a female Pope, maybe we should start with a smaller change like a Female US President.
I doubt it. Christianity is about 'the father'. It sees ascension (rising up to heaven) and Light as 'holy'. In Cthonic religions such as ancient Greek cults like Elysian mysteries, ancient Welsh to a certain extent, Hatshepsut religious changes when she rebuilt Karnac and founded valley of the kings etc. the opposite is true. In these types of religions light represents total annihilation while darkness represents creation. The earth is the source of life, not the heavens. The earth is where food grows from, and it is dark down there so there is some sort of creative force associated with the feminine. In essence the earth is a womb, dark and creative.
As long as Christianity has these masculine focused worldviews it is difficult to move towards a female Pope. Also I often wonder why certain countries such as Germany are the 'Fatherland' while Russia for instance is 'Mother Russia'. Is it because predominantly defensive walled cities represent the feminine while raiding aggressive cultures that penetrate the walls are masculine?
Another question in this vein would be, "Have we ever had a female Pope?" I vaguely remember my mom's feminist book-club getting really into this topic, and there was a Pope in the past they believed was actually a woman pretending to be a man. Also I would check out the movie Agora, it shows how Hypatia was executed and the dark ages began. She was a wise woman that men turned to for counsel but was executed as a witch because according to Saint Cyril, women are second class citizens.
It's almost impossible to imagine today. (It's still hard to imagine female Catholic priests.) But considering how far the Church has come today in comparison to centuries ago, I guess that anything is possible. The degree of change necessary to move this into the realm of possibility, however, may lead to the discarding of the very concept of pope before a woman ever gets the job.
Have we ever had a female priest? No. A female Bishop? No. Cardinal? No.
How could we ever have a female Pope when none of the above exists? And for all of the feminists marking down all of these responses, you must realize that we are not being sexist, its just a little thing called religious hierarchy.
A pope or a cardinal does not have to be a priest first - yes, traditionally they have been, but the fact is,not being a priest does not preclude anyone from being a cardinal or a pope.
Pope John Paul 11 seriously considered appointing a couple of female cardinals at some point during his papacy;he didn't ...and some believe he was prevented from doing so by 'the powers within'.
So to re-iterate,it is not beyond the bounds of possibility at all.I won't hold my breath though,
by Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago
Why is the Pope getting involved in US Politics by sparring with Donald Trump?Saying Trump isn't a Christian is a very decisive statement
by ngureco 18 months ago
If You Were Made The Pope, The Most Immediate Change You Would Make Is To Allow Priests Get Married?
by quietnessandtrust 6 years ago
1st Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Why would the Apostle Paul need to explain that Adam was formed first and then Eve? Don’t we all know this? But the Church at Ephesus was taught a lie about...
by Rhys Baker 6 years ago
Here is my point. All of the heads of the major branches of Christianity, as well as the heads of the other major religions all accept Evolution as the process by which the biodiversity we see before us came to be. These 'Church' officials see it as God's method and only differ from the scientific...
by Kenneth C Agudo 4 years ago
Do you think pope francis must allow priest to get married now?If you are not familiar with this social issue, you might consider checking it out. Do you think priest should get married too without breaking their vow of celibacy? Lately, a group of Italian ladies have sent letters to Pope Francis...
by peter565 3 years ago
Will the Catholic church massacre gays, if they have their way?Recent issue surrounding gay marriage prove, the Catholic church don't understand, they should respect other's right of religion freedom and not follow the Catholic church and voices against gay marriage, is dominate by angry Catholic...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|