We love our family, the Catholic
Church. We fully accept the authority of the Pope. We respect his personal
integrity as an outstanding spiritual leader. But we are convinced that the
Pope and his advisors in Rome are making a serious mistake by dismissing women
as priests. We feel obliged in conscience to make our carefully considered
reasons known, fulfilling our duty to speak out
as our present Pope has
repeatedly told us to do.
All the faithful, both
clerical and lay, should be accorded a lawful freedom of inquiry, freedom of
thought and freedom of expression.
Gaudium et Spes, no
62; Canon Law no 212 § 3.
| Our aim is to enable the Church to
reform its way of thinking and its practice from within
so that women, as
well as men,
will be admitted to all the ordained ministries.
We do not
promote illegal ordinations.
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