|Our Communications Director Miriam Duignan
Yes, women can be priests, and should be priests.
Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research
We are faithful Catholics who show why the
exclusion of women from priesthood is wrong. We raise awareness and facilitate informed discussion about women's ordination.
We promote the ordination of women as part of the life-giving mission Christ intended for his Church. We work for reform from the centre of the Church and within the parameters of canon law. We do not favour illegal ordinations.
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 are making a serious mistake by dismissing women as
priests. We feel obliged in conscience to make our carefully considered reasons
known, In doing so, we fulfil our canon law duty to speak out
as church leaders encourage us to do. And we do
this with deep loyalty to the Church.
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 Director Dr Luca Badini Confalonieri
Eight out of ten
Catholic scholars in the world support the ordination of
Read here the
complete texts of many contemporary Catholic theologians who give their reasons
in favour of women priests.
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documents that ban the ordination of women. Judge for yourself the arguments of the Congregation for
Doctrine in Rome.
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