Francis by Patrick J. Marrin


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  1. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    Damn right women should be priests. It is women who are the mainstay of the church.

  2. Lonnie Hortick

    Lonnie Hortick said, over 2 years ago

    If you are a Catholic I don’t think you are a very good one. Women will NEVER be priests in the Catholic Church.

  3. kd1sq

    kd1sq said, over 2 years ago

    Unless I’m wrong it’s because there were no women amongst the 12 disciples?

    Then, again, there were no non-Jews amongst the disciples, either…

  4. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Y’all are gonna laugh when St Peter takes ya up to the big house in his pick up truck and GOD is a woman.

  5. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What about Mary Magdalene?

  6. fielja

    fielja GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    yes they should, but it will be a long time. if it ever happens before women are ordained as priests.

  7. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    The order of clergy is – deacon, priests (pastors) and bishops (who are head priests). The Bible mentions deaconesses in the early church, but St. Paul put a stop to it. Not Jesus – Paul.

    As for sending women out as apostles, etc. at that time and place, it would be akin to sending women two at a time into, say, Pakistan. It was dangerous enough for two men.

  8. gardenwitch347

    gardenwitch347 said, over 2 years ago

    Woman priests? Why not? Most women are care givers by nature. Probably won’t prey on the choir boys either. And is Priestess too pagan? haha

  9. Michael C. Cordell

    Michael C. Cordell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Women priests make sense for so many reasons. In the patriarchal world it may have been acceptable to relegate women to other roles within the Church, but in the modern world, it’s an outdated concept to bar them from serving as priests. AND it may actually help improve diminishing church attendance as well as directly helping with the diminishing number of men entering the priesthood.

    I hope the Holy Father takes a decisive stance and changes the church’s rules on this. He may do so as it is not so much a matter of religious doctrine as church tradition that has prevented women from becoming priests thus far. The Church has to do something radical or may find itself without a flock some day.

  10. suevanv

    suevanv said, over 2 years ago

    When I was in 4th grade (circa 1966) I asked my teacher, a nun, why only the boys got to miss class for altar boy training. She smiled and said someday things would be different. She was right. My granddaughter will be in 4th grade this year and will get to be an altar server if she wishes. Even the church understands supply and demand. It makes no sense to pray for religious vocations and then ignore half the church’s population. “Rules” made by men for men. I have faith that this too shall pass.

  11. Tandembuzz

    Tandembuzz said, over 2 years ago

    There were 12 APOSTLES. Jesus had thousands of DISCIPLES. There’s a major difference: Apostles are “Those who are sent”; disciples are “followers or adherents”. The Apostles were simply the “inner circle” of His disciples until He sent them out to “make disciples of all nations”. This is not to say that there should or should not be female priests (we ELCA Lutherans have had female pastors for a few decades…some good, some bad, same as with male pastors), simply to clear up the terminology errors.

  12. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I grew up before the ELCA was formed (I can never remember if we were ALC or ACL). Girs and women did NOT take part in assisting or leading worship except for the Sunrise Easter service. Anyway, I took a longish sabbatical from the Lutheran denomination, and when I returned, we had the ELCA and women pastors. It seemed so natural. Now I regularly am the worship assistant or read the lessons or help give communion.
    I do think that there will eventually be female priests, but not for a while. VERY interesting theology in the last panel.

  13. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Shirl Summ

    Durn tootin’!

  14. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Very good comments today, one of the hot button topics among Catholics. I took a poll among my friends and 100% of them are in favor for women in the clergy. And we are all in our 70s, the “old generation” Catholic!

  15. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, over 2 years ago

    Women can’t be priests…you think the the church hierarchy has been denying the will of the Holy Spirit for all these centuries?

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