Is the Pope Catholic?

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    How many Catholics follow every word of Catholic doctrine and how many believe everything Pope says is infallible?

    I'm thinking in particular of the Pope saying that women who seek ordination as priests are as harmful to the Church as priest pedophiles.

    Does that even make any sense?
     
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    With each passing year I pay less and less attention to what the Catholic church says.
     
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    I liked Pope John and Pope Paul, but this guy now, former Cardinal Ratzinger is a doozy.
     
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    Haven't seen his comment comparing the harm of female priests to that of pedophile priests.... got a link? Preferably a legitimate one.... not one that 'explains' his remark for me but just the actual words he used.
     
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    Here is a good starting point. ;)

    The World Seen From Rome
     
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    I'm aware of the site... I was actually just interested in what sky thinks is a suitable reference.
     
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    I'm not sure what you think is a suitable reference either.

    "Is a priest who sexually abuses a child as sinful as one who ordains a female cleric? Some say a new set of laws issued by the Vatican implies one is just as bad as the other.

    The Catholic Church on Thursday revised its in-house rules on sex abuse cases, extending the statute of limitations for such crimes from 10 to 20 years past the victim's 18th birthday and speeding up the excommunication process for pedophile priests. But, curiously, the amended set of ecclesiastical laws also declares that any priest caught ordaining women will be designated as having committed a "grave crime," the same phrase used to describe the abuse of children."
    U.S. Catholic magazine Managing Editor Bryan Cones had criticized the new ruling before it was issued, calling it "a complete injustice to connect the aspirations of some women among the baptized to ordained ministry with what are some of the worst crimes that can be committed against the least of Christ's members."
    Vatican Puts Ordaining Women Priests on Par With Child Sex Abuse


    That puts priests ordaining women as priests on a par with priest pedophilia in terms of what is considered grave crime against the church.
     
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    How many women did Jesus choose to be Apostles / Priests?

    Names appreciated.
     
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    See - Ordinatio Sacerdotalis
     
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    Do you seriously believe the Christian Church would have kept these records?
     

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