The recent 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation called into question the progressiveness of the Catholic church, specifically, their unbending position of keeping women from being ordained. Pope Francis has made his position clear that reformation regarding the ordination of women will not happen in the Church. That is not to say that the Church does not hold the same respect for women, as so many tend to extrapolate from the Church’s stance. Pope Francis pointed out Mary, the mother of Jesus, being one of the most important figures in the Church.
In a world where social commentary put stress on religious beliefs, we see in our own religious community the same difficulties regarding this topic. For example the Ordain Women movement in the LDS community shares the same concerns as women in the Catholic Church. The article points out the fact that 6/10 Catholics are currently in favor of ordaining women. It will be interesting to see whether there is a change of support of both religions as time progresses, as doctrines stay the same when the world’s ideals keep changing.