In calling only men as his apostles, Christ acted freely, emphasizing the dignity and the vocation of women, unafraid to challenge the prevailing customs and laws of the day.
This is the standard line, of course, but overall the article is a pretty good one about the role of women in the Roman Catholic Church.
I have maintained for a while now that while I disagree with this position, it is logical and follows a pattern. It is not just about ‘women are second class.’
Anyway, thought some of you could use a read of it.