|Northern edge of Iceberg B-15A in the Ross Sea, |
Antarctica, 29 January 2002.
Thank you to Wikipedia.
My prediction: the Roman Catholic Church will ordain women by the year 2050. I've been saying this for twenty years.
I didn't realize it would start with a shortage of priests deep in the Amazon jungle.
It was clear, however, that the shortage of male priests would be the main factor in causing the Church to open ordination to women.
Here's evidence of a crack in the ice, one small piece about to calve:
The Roman Catholic Church may allow married priests deep in the tropical jungle where most priests from elsewhere don't want to serve.
It already allows a few elderly married men to continue as priests after converting to Catholicism from the Anglican church. And small Eastern Catholic branches of the church in Ukraine, Lebanon, and elsewhere allow married priests--sanctioned by Rome.
There's also a hint that women in some official role may be allowed. Stay tuned for whether it's as deacons or some other invented office.