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At Holy Thursday Mass, pope criticizes dissent from church teachings

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Major Catholic newspaper writes editorial in support of women's ordination:

"The call to the priesthood is a gift from God. It is rooted in baptism and is called forth and affirmed by the community because it is authentic and evident in the person as a charism. Catholic women who have discerned a call to the priesthood and have had that call affirmed by the community should be ordained in the Roman Catholic church. Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand...."
 

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Jetavan said:
Major Catholic newspaper writes editorial in support of women's ordination:

"The call to the priesthood is a gift from God. It is rooted in baptism and is called forth and affirmed by the community because it is authentic and evident in the person as a charism. Catholic women who have discerned a call to the priesthood and have had that call affirmed by the community should be ordained in the Roman Catholic church. Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand...."
Sad that today we value equality so much but have a completely wrong notion for it.  We think that the only way to achieve equality is homogeneity in roles and abilities.  Society thinks that denial of access to something or to a role is discrimination.  We have lost the sense that dignity is not dependent on the roles a person plays in life.
 

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Jetavan said:
Major Catholic newspaper writes editorial in support of women's ordination:

"The call to the priesthood is a gift from God. It is rooted in baptism and is called forth and affirmed by the community because it is authentic and evident in the person as a charism. Catholic women who have discerned a call to the priesthood and have had that call affirmed by the community should be ordained in the Roman Catholic church. Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand...."
That "Catholic" newspaper is notorious for its liberalism...Just sayin'.

Anyway, the RCC has already said it has no authority to ordain women as priests, in so many words, in what would certainly appear to be an ex cathedra statement from Pope John Paul II, in the Apostolic Letter "Ordinatio Sacerdoralis" http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_22051994_ordinatio-sacerdotalis_en.html

Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church's divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful.
Now what's really interesting is it doesn't just say "ordination" but "priestly ordination"...hmmm.
 

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Justin Kolodziej said:
Jetavan said:
Major Catholic newspaper writes editorial in support of women's ordination:

"The call to the priesthood is a gift from God. It is rooted in baptism and is called forth and affirmed by the community because it is authentic and evident in the person as a charism. Catholic women who have discerned a call to the priesthood and have had that call affirmed by the community should be ordained in the Roman Catholic church. Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand...."
That "Catholic" newspaper is notorious for its liberalism...Just sayin'.

Anyway, the RCC has already said it has no authority to ordain women as priests, in so many words, in what would certainly appear to be an ex cathedra statement from Pope John Paul II, in the Apostolic Letter "Ordinatio Sacerdoralis" http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_22051994_ordinatio-sacerdotalis_en.html

Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church's divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Lk 22:32) I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful.
Now what's really interesting is it doesn't just say "ordination" but "priestly ordination"...hmmm.
Given that the ancient Church used to ordain deaconesses to assist with the baptism of female converts, etc. I suppose that it isn't out of the question that it could resume the practice.  Not quite sure how I feel about that--but then, my opinion about these things is not usually solicited by the powers that be in the Church  ;).
 
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