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Letter to Women

The Ordination of Women in the Catholic Church,

Unmasking a Cuckoo's Egg Tradition.

By John Wijngaards

Published by Darton Longman and Todd, London 2001.

© John Wijngaards. Republished on our website with the necessary permissions

1. The Discovery
2. Papal Teaching on Slavery
3. A Time for Speaking
4. The Focus of this book
5. The Mismatch in Vision
6. The Assessment of Believers
7. Naming the Culprit
8. The Arguments Found in ‘Tradition’
9. Not Created in God’s Image?
10. Not Allowed to Teach?
11. Carrying the Burden of Eve’s Sin?
12. Deliberately Left out by Jesus Christ?
13. Not Human Enough to Represent Christ?
14. Not Man Enough to Represent the 'Groom'?
15. Verdict on the Presumed ‘Tradition’
16. Genuine Tradition
17. Nine Centuries of Women Deacons
18. The Reality of Women Deacons
19. The Devotion to Mary as Priest
20. Women with a Priestly vocation
21. Unmasking the Intruder
22. The Way Forward

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