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“I feel called to announce “the Good News” that I have received, the Gospel and the love of God. I realise its origin lies in the general vocation common to all the Christians. But I want something more. In the beginning I could not accurately name it because of my ignorance of the Church, but I was aware of the different ecclesiastical ministries and I felt a great ‘ harmony ’ of heart with the ministerial priesthood. At that time I still did not know that being a woman barred me from it. I began to study Theology to prepare myself and to discern that ‘ strange ’ vocation in me. ”


Wijngaards Institute for Catholic ResearchThis website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church. These have included scholars' declarations on the need of collegiality in the exercise of church authority, on the ethics of using contraceptives in marriage and the urgency of re-instating the sacramental diaconate of women.

Visit also our websites:Women Deacons, The Body is Sacred and Mystery and Beyond.

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