The Catholic Church has a hierarchical structure, with the Pope at its head.
What is the title given to the head of the Catholic Church?
What are cardinals?
The people who oversee a number of churches in one area.
A team of close advisors to the pope.
The people in charge of an individual church.
Which of the following is an advantage of hierarchical leadership in the Catholic Church?
It means the leader gets to boss everyone about.
It means people don’t feel part of the Church.
It means that there is a greater chance of maintaining unity in the Church.
Which of the following is a disadvantage of hierarchical leadership in the Catholic Church?
It is hard to spell and explain.
All the focus is on one person and not everyone might play their part.
There is one leader to make decisions.
Give one valid reason why some people are in favour of male ordination only.
Church leaders don’t like women.
Men don’t want to lose their power to women.
The Early Church was led by men and there is nothing that would suggest a change is needed.
Give one valid reason why some people are in favour of male and female ordination.
In Genesis it says that men and women are made in the image of God. Therefore, both are equal before God and should be ordained equally.
Women would be better at the job than men.
No-one wants to be a priest so it doesn’t matter who does the job.
Which of the following would a priest be expected to do as part of his job?
Drink coffee in the local coffee shop.
Conduct the Sunday Service and Mass during the week.
Have another part time job to fill his day.
Which of the following is the most senior member of the leadership of the Catholic Church?