Resource for movements across the
Our website is used by the many international Catholic
movements that promote the ordination of women on their national level.
We provide academic and pastoral documentation that all those
movements need. We will print here some representative voices.
Ireland - active since
I want to
put on record how grateful we are to you and all the Housetop team for the
excellent resource you have provided for the world with your website
www.womenpriests.org. Whether one is a young school pupil, a university
researcher or a member of Cardinal Ratzinger’s staff, the first place to
seek authoritative information on the issue of women priests is on your
website! Your website provides good summary information for the arguments both
for and against, as well as the fruit of your extensive years of research. And
there are many megabytes of original texts and documents available, some in
their original Latin versions! A unique feature of the website is the section
on women with a sense of calling to the ordained ministries. An added benefit
for non-English speakers is that the website offers translations in many
different languages. You have set a high standard for including texts and
articles on your website and this is another reason for its fame and
popularity. Finally, your website is always growing and expanding, thanks to
the tireless efforts of your team at Housetop.
Holmes & Soline Vatinel, BASIC - February 2002
been working and praying for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic
Church since 1993. We are also members, and at present coordinators, of WOW
(Women’s Ordination Worldwide) which is a network of groups around the
world with the same aim.
South Africa - active since 1996
much appreciate the www.womenpriests.org website. We are a women's ordination organization in
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Most of our members do not have computers, or even
access to the Internet. We therefore use the womenpriests' website extensively
in our local Newsletter WOSA (Women's Ordination South Africa) -- to share its
valuable information as widely as possible!
Cormick, WOSA - June 2002
WOSA was launched on August 9,
1996 in Umlazi & Durban, South Africa by Dina Cormick and Velisiwe
Mkhwanazi. It has a steering committee of six: Dina Cormick (newsletter),
Rosemary Gravenor (treasurer), Thoko Makhanya, Velisiwe Mkhwanazi, Betsy
Oehrle, Nto Mngoma and Cherryl Stone.
Every Catholic organization in the world that is involved in
the campaign for the inclusion of women in a renewed priestly ministry, values
and uses your website www.womenpriests.org. Your collection of material is impressive. The
service you render to movements like our own is enormous. We are happy to work
with you in this great enterprise of reforming the Church.
, Convener AOCW - November 2002
Australian Ordination of Catholic Women is a national group of women and men
who advocate the ordination of women into a renewed priestly ministry in the
USA - active since 1977
Www.womenpriests.org has become a unique resource for our movement and for
all who promote the ordination of women. You have made classic texts accessible
to all which could only be consulted in libraries. You rally international
scholarship in support of our cause. You prove the cultural prejudice of past
theology by irrefutable documentation. You are both academically reliable and
pastorally sensitive. You reach out to many countries through English, Spanish
and other major languages.
Chavez , WOC - June 2002
The Women's Ordination
Conference of the Unites States was one of the first Catholic movements in the
world to sponsor women priests.