Posts Tagged ‘ordination of women’

Ordination of women could be allowed says top papal advisor

Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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A newly named top adviser to Pope Francis believes that it might one day be possible to revisit Pope John Paul II’s prohibition on the ordination of women to the priesthood. Luxembourg Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, a leading organiser of the Vatican’s ongoing synod process, also said that the church’s language of describing LGBT persons as Read more

Women’s ordination advocates detained at the Vatican

Thursday, September 1st, 2022
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Seven women’s ordination advocates were detained outside the gates of the Vatican protesting the lack of women attending a meeting of 197 cardinals, patriarchs and priests. The women stood outside the gates of the Vatican dressed in cardinal red, each carrying a scarlet parasol emblazoned with a phrase of female empowerment. “Ordain Women”, “Reform Means Read more

Hong Kong bishop ‘hopes’ for women’s ordination ‘one day’

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Hong Kong’s Bishop Stephen Chow expressed hope on April 13 for the Catholic ordination of women, joining several European bishops who have expressed similar sentiments in recent years. During his homily at the Hong Kong diocesan Chrism Mass, Bishop Chow said he had “turned to English, just to address our ordained brothers, and I hope Read more

Amazon bishop ‘disappointed’ by synod outcome

Monday, May 17th, 2021

A prominent bishop in the Brazilian Amazon has said there is marked disappointment in the region over the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia. Erwin Kräutler, the bishop emeritus of Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon, expressed concern that not a word was said about opening up the Sacrament of Holy Orders to married men and ordaining Read more

Culture warrior Catholics empty of positive faith

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Culture warrior Catholics are falling prey to fundamentalism and bigotry says a Czechoslovakian academic. Warning the positive content of faith has become emptied, Father Tomáš Halík quotes the former Archbishop of Milan, Carlo Maria Martini; “I am not so much afraid of people who do not have faith; what disturbs me are people who do Read more

Top theologian refuses to continue on German synodal path

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

A member of the International Theological Commission says she is no longer available to participate in the “binding synodal path” proposed by the German bishops’ conference. Marianne Schlosser, who is a professor of theology at the University of Vienna, says she is concerned about the path’s approach and methodology. She was invited to contribute to Read more

Woman to be ordained Catholic priest

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Ordaining women is not allowed by canon law – but despite this American woman, Mary Alice Nolan, is going ahead with her ordination as a Catholic priest. The 64-year-old’s ordination will not be acknowledged by the Catholic church, which only allows men to become priests, but the lifelong follower of the faith is not letting Read more

Catholic paper calls for ordination of women

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The National Catholic Reporter, a widely-circulated United States newspaper, has called for the ordination of women to the Catholic priesthood. “Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand,” the paper said in a December 3 editorial. Continue reading