Half the world’s population is female. Most congregations are composed of a high percentage of women, yet if you look at any photograph of the top hierarchy of the Church gathered for a meeting, synod or to bury a Pope, you would be hard pressed to find one woman. They are allowed to arrange the flowers, launder the linen and scrub and polish. What other group of people would welcome this discrimination? This is rejection on a major scale. Is there any man in the Church who realises just how extremely hurtful this rejection is?