Supported by developments
in other Christian Churches
The Second Vatican Council teaches
that the Catholic Church must learn
from other Christian Churches
|In other Christian Churches women are now being given access to all the ordained ministries.
It applies not only to evangelical churches, but to some mainstream churches close to Catholic tradition, such as the Old Catholics, the Methodists, the Anglicans & Episcopalians.
Admitting women to the ministries is the outcome of a long process of prayer and study by our Christian brothers and sisters.
|The example of the other Christian Churches does not prove the correctness of ordaining women in an absolute fashion.
But it is a serious indication that this is the path the Holy Spirit urges also on the Catholic Church.
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