My Catholic mom was excommunicated when she married my dad, a Lutheran. My opinion of the mostly ceremonial authoritarian church has gone down from even that low point. Church created rules and regulations unrelated to biblical teachings has gone unchecked for years. I'm surprised that, to this day, more people aren't finding another church to join up with to show their dissatisfaction with these elitist conduits to God.
The following is another example of a devoted Catholic woman publicly denounced and cast out for having an opinion the church feels is threatening to its male authoritarian structure. And still people just let it happen, even while protesting the churches actions. Bishop "fat man" Morlino has a long history of controversial political activities in the Madison area so this isn't really that surprising. Ruth Kolpack is another "woman" with thoughts and ideas of her own, characteristics that run counter to her church and faith.