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Villanova theologian foresees robot priests

September 20, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Sister Ilia Delio, who holds a endowed chair in theology at Villanova University, has suggested that robots could fulfill some priestly functions. She suggests that robot-priests could be preferable to humans because they would not be capable of sexual abuse and because they would break the ‘patriarchal’ mold of the male priesthood.

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  • Posted by: garedawg - Sep. 21, 2019 2:01 PM ET USA

    She'd better be careful what she wishes for. I heard that they are working on an artificial neural network that can do everything that liberal theology professors can do.