One priesthood in Christ

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The first of seven good reasons why women too should minister as priests

In Old Testament times women were definitely second-rank in religion. Since women were not circumcised, they did not personally become members of the Covenant. They could not present their own sacrifices. They were always subject to men, also in religious matters.

The mystery of baptism Jesus Christ changed all that.
Each woman who is baptised becomes another Christ, just as a man is.
“All who are baptised in Christ, have put on Christ.There is no longer any discrimination between Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female.” Galatians 3,28
Every baptised woman shares fully in Christ’s priesthood, kingship and prophetic mission.

Baptism implies a fundamental openness to all the sacraments, including the ministerial priesthood.

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