WOMEN CAN BE PRIESTS
Called by the Holy
The roots of any vocation lie in our having been created by
God. Every potential in us comes from Gods hand and every call,
whether to a task, a ministry, a kind of life or a special mission, arises from
Gods calling us out of nothingness into becoming the person we are.
As to priestly vocations, there has always been a conviction within the
Church that , and that it would be criminal to block such
vocations come from God
The fact is that many Catholic women, all over the world, feel
called to the priestly ministry. Read
who feel called to the priesthood. the testimonies of
present-day women In the past this call has, by and large, been
suppressed by cultural and social prejudice. In spite of that, we have the
examples of saints who manifested their call: , doctor of the Church St.
Catherine of Siena , doctor of the Church St. Thérèse
of Lisieux and
others. Tests on 100 women who feel
called to the priesthood in the Catholic Church showed that they were equally
competent, motivated and worthy as male candidates for the priesthood.
the sense of vocation of Catholic women the Holy Spirit herself is urging the
Church to review the existing ban against women.
As long as the Church
continues to ignore the promptings of the Spirit, the valuable charisms and
gifts of women will be lost to the ministry.
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academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church. These have included scholars' declarations on the need of collegiality in the exercise of church authority, on the ethics of using contraceptives in marriage and the urgency of re-instating the sacramental diaconate of women.
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