Does the Church promote gender equality? Examine what the Bible says about the role of men and women and why women aren't allowed to be priests.
Why does the Catholic Church believe all humans are equal?
Because Jesus taught about it in the Parable of the Sheep and Goats
It doesn’t believe that all are equal
Because humans are made in the image and likeness of God
Which Church document lays out all the teachings of the Catholic Church?
Gaudium et Spes
Catechism of the Catholic Church
What does discrimination mean?
When someone is treated differently for their race, sex, gender etc
When all people are treated the same
When all people have human rights
Does the Catholic Church agree that men and women should be treated equally?
Depends on what the issue is
Who can be ordained in the Catholic Church?
Both men and women
Who can become a member of a religious order?
What is the laity?
Those who are monks and nuns
The priests and bishops
Who is allowed to dispense the Eucharist?
Why does the Catholic Church state that priests have to be celibate?
Because they don’t earn enough to look after a family
There are enough married Catholics to have children instead
So they are able to dedicate their life to God
Who is classed as the ‘head of the Church’?