Women can be priests!
Our Communications Director Miriam Duignan

Yes, women can be priests, and should be priests.

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.

Our reasons for this are explained here.

Dr John Wijngaards, Founder of the website

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 women.

Read here the complete texts of many contemporary Catholic theologians who give their reasons in favour of women priests.

Our site is unique in providing in full all Roman documents that ban the ordination of women. Judge for yourself the arguments of the Congregation for Doctrine in Rome.

We offer thousands of documents in English relevant to the ordination of women. They cover decrees of councils and synods, statements by the Fathers of the Church and medieval theologians, historical records, contemporary articles, classical publications, discussions on scripture, tradition and the teaching authority, picture galleries and much more.

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You can view the introductory pages of our website in two modes

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You can also follow these paths:

* SEVEN REASONS WHY - Seven indisputable arguments in favour of admitting women to the priestly ministry

* THE TEACHING AUTHORITY> Why we dare and must challenge it.

* OUR DEBATE WITH ROME - Why do the Pope & the Congregation for Doctrine reject women priests?

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