It is a print of a work entitled "The First Supper" by Australian artist Susan Dorothea White, who says:
While on the subject of challenging patriarchal concepts, the Mouse has received a couple of requests to help promote An Invitation to Catholic Men to apologise to the Women of the Church. It is an initiative from a small group of Australians concerned with the Church’s attitude to women, which they see as a matter of justice, of basic human rights.
They suggest it is time to correct the glaring injustice of women being confined to secondary status in the Body of Christ, especially in their exclusion from leadership roles.
In simple terms, if there is no scriptural or theological reason to exclude women from leadership and priesthood, there is only tradition – and human traditions can harbour shocking injustices.
This is not just the offer of an apology, but also a change of heart and a commitment to think clearly and speak the truth, to become intolerant of kant, obfuscation and all forms of bullshit.
For more information, and an online petition, visit www.apologytowomen.com.
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