You have to admire the gall of the Roman Catholic hierarchy. The men in charge are so convinced of their own superiority over everybody, not just their own laity, that they would, given the chance, silence all criticism of themselves and their sick dogmas. This arrogance is substantially proved by Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Springfield Catholic diocese's bleating about how anti-catholic Episcopal priest, Tom Ehrich, is for criticising Pope Benedict XVI's stubborn refusal to regard women and homosexuals as human beings equal in worth to straight men. The following quotation, from his guest column for the STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER is an absolute peach of special pleading.
"Others who do not share our faith may also disagree with the church’s teaching that the Sacrament of Holy Orders is reserved to men and that homosexual acts are sinful, but that does not warrant the pejorative characterization of Roman Catholicism as 'male-centric' and 'homophobic.' These are matters of religious faith, which should be off-limits to attack in a religiously tolerant society, especially from someone who does not share that faith."
He said it. He's a Roman Catholic bishop. So it must be true.
It would be just about possible to defend his statement if "the faithful" kept their perverse ideas entirely to themselves. But, in the USA alone, the Roman Catholic hierarchy has committed vast amounts of money and effort into trying to subject the law of the nation to their excluding doctrines and have even tried to force Roman Catholic politicians to vote Catholic by threatening to excommunicate them if they dare to follow their own consciences rather than instructions from the Vatican.
Male-centric, homophobic and hypocritical..