Radio 702: Patriarchy is like a ‘soul sickness’ in the church, says Jesuit priest

Jesuit priest Father Russell Pollitt has described the presence of patriarchy as ‘soul sickness’ in the church.

Pollitt, the head of the Jesuit Institute of South Africa, says Christian churches need to examine themselves and the ways in which churches allow patriarchy to thrive.

We need to break the silence on this issue and our complicity in it because of our own patriarchal foundations and attitude. — 

Russell Pollitt, Director – Jesuit Institute of South Africa

Patriarchy is a profound warping of the human spirit that enables men to think that they have some sort of divine power over women, that they are superior. — 

Russell Pollitt, Director – Jesuit Institute of South Africa

Listen to the conversation on the Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph:


Source: Radio 702

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church.

director@jesuitinstitute.org.za @rpollittsj
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