There are two reasons why Catholics greatly profit from studying the movement towards the ordination of women in other Christian Churches:
- By studying the heart searching, discussion, prayer and struggle experienced by brothers and sisters who share our Christian faith, we can discern the Holy Spirit at work.
- The arguments for or against the ordination of women discussed in the other Churches are closely parallel to those that now occupy the minds and hearts of Catholics.
We are gradually publishing the classic texts on our website. We welcome suggestions and advice in this matter from anyone who can help us.
|See also: Chronology of Major Anglican Documents and actions Concerning Women in Holy Orders, 1862 - 1972|
|1964||Concerning the Ordination of Women,
Department on Faith and Order
|World Council of Churches|
|1966||Archbishops Commission on Women and Holy Orders||Anglican Church, UK|
|1966||Progress Report to the House of Bishops from the Committee to study the Proper Place of Women in the Ministry of the Church||Episcopal Church, USA|
|1968||Working Party, Women in Ministry: a Study
||Anglican Church, UK|
|1970||R. Tiemeyer, The Ordination of
|Lutheran Church, USA.|
|1970||Report of the Joint Commission on Ordained and Licensed Ministries||Episcopal Church|
|1970||What is ordination coming
Report of a Consultation on the Ordination of Women held in Switzerland in1970
|World Council of Churches, published 1971|
|1972||M. Bruce & G. E. Duffield, Why Not? Priesthood & the Ministry of
|1972||E. L. Mascall, Women Priests?||Anglican Church, UK.|
|1975||Harold Wilson (ed.), Women Priests? Yes - Now!.||Anglican Church, UK.|
|1975||Robert E. Terwilliger and Urban T. Holmes(eds.), To be a priest.||Episcopal Church, USA.|
|1975||Pro and Con on the Ordination of Women. Report and Papers from The United States Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation, Cincinnati, June 1975.||Episcopal Church, USA.|
|1975||Papers from the Conference of Anglican Theologians on the Ordination of women to the Priesthood and Episcopate||St Luke's Journal of Theology, Special Issue, September 1975.|
|1975||Michael P.Hamilton and Nancy S.Montgomery (eds), The Ordination of Women: Pro and Con.||Episcopal Church, USA.|
|1976||Marianne H. Micks & Charles R. Price (eds.), Toward a New Theology of Ordination: Essays on the Ordination of Women.||Episcopal Church, USA.|
|1976||E. C. Hewitt & S.R.Hiatt, Women Priests, Yes or No?||Episcopal Church, USA.|
|1976||C. Heyward, A
||Episcopal Church, USA.|
|1978||Peter Moore (ed.), Man, Woman, and Priesthood.||Anglican Church, UK.|
|1978||Hugh Montefiori (ed.), Yes to Women Priests.||Anglican Church, UK.|
|1980||C. F. Parvey (ed.), Ordination of Women in Ecumencial
||World Council of Churches|
|1981||J. L. Weidman (ed.), Women
|United Methodist Church, USA, and other Churches|
|1982||E.Margaret Howe, Women and Church Leadership|
|1996||Mavis Rose, Freedom From Sanctified Sexism - Women Transforming the Church||Anglican Church, Australia.|
|More to follow!!|
|Research articles||Important Books online||Ecumenical Classics|
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