January 25, 2013

Women in Combat? So? Women Still Aren't Priests

Mary Hunt, Religion Dispatches

I was saving my enthusiasm for welcoming women into combat roles for the day when Roman Catholic women are ordained validly and licitly as priests. I am equally ambivalent about both.

Celebration of another barrier overcome is tempered by the fact that I oppose combat as much as I oppose sexism. Likewise, I reject a hierarchical, clerical priestly model of the Church as much as I reject exclusion of women from its leadership caste.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Womenpriests, Women

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 21, 2013
Could Pope Francis Make Women Cardinals?
David Gibson, WaPo
Could a woman vote for the next pope?Pope Francis has said repeatedly that he wants to see greater roles for women in the Catholic Church, and some argue that he could take a giant step in that direction by appointing women to... more ››
October 18, 2013
Why We Ordain Women
Tom LeGrand, Associated Baptist Press
We are going to make history this Sunday at Augusta Heights Church in Greenville, SC. For the first time in the 63-year history of the church, we will celebrate the ordination of a woman, Debbie Roper, to the gospel... more ››