Update: This quote is a hoax. I apologise for spreading it.
There's an interesting quote from Jorge Bergoglio (yup, the new pope) published in the newspaper Telam Argentina on June 4, 2007 flying around the internet in Spanish.
"Las mujers son
naturalmente ineptas para ejercer cargos politicos." "El
Orden natural y los hechos nos enseñan que el hombre es el ser
politico por excelencia; las estricturas nos demuestran que la mujer
siempre es el apoyo del hombre pensador u hacedor, pero nada más que
"Women are naturally unfit for political office." "The natural order and facts teach us that man is the
being political par excellence; scriptures show us that women is
always the support the thinking man or maker, but nothing more than
What gets me is that the bishops
and cardinals claim that the church does a lot of good in the world.
I recently realised that most of the good (soup kitchens, passing on
second hand clothes etc.) is done by women. The women don't "support
the thinking man or maker", they do it all. At least in this
village they do! And the credit grabbing and very real harm (lying
about condoms and AIDS, hating on gays, protecting rapists etc.) is
done by the all-male clergy, mostly the higher-up clergy.
Maybe that's his definition of "thinking and doing".