Q1. Is the ordination of women an equal rights issue?
Rome says that human rights, such as equal rights for women, do not apply in the context of the ministries. Read the official text here.
The answer is therefore: the ordination of women is an equal rights issue in the sense that every baptised person in the Church has the right to receive the spiritual care and encouragement he or she needs. A womans vocation is as valuable as that of a mans and the Church does not have the right to block it simply on the basis of sex.
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Kim Power, Re-imagining Mary at Christmas, Re-imagining Newsletter (Minneapolis) 16 (1998) November.
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