The hierarchy of the Church apparently says that "women can’t be priests because Jesus only called men to be apostles". But all apostles were Jewish men---if one wants to include Paul, who was not one of the 12, we can say that all apostles were Mediterranean for the point I am making here. Doesn't it follow from their logic that non-Jewish (non-Mediterranean) men should never be ordained priests? Does that apply to German popes? If the universality of Jesus' message was taken to include all of men, not just Jewish men, why can't it extend to women? Wouldn't a Jewish woman be genetically closer to the Apostles than a German man?