------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Liberated from Prejudice

Background music?

OK, in the past the Church refused to ordain women as priests.
But why?
When judging past practice in the Church, we must study the reasons why things were done the way they were.
As to women, our findings are disturbing.
Women were excluded from the priestly ministry for totally invalid reasons.

The evil of prejudice A threefold prejudice barred women from the priestly ministry.

1. Women were considered less than men in every respect: physically, intellectually and emotionally.
Since it was believed that only the male sperm ‘contains’ the future child, women were looked upon as incomplete human beings.
In short, women were considered inferior.

2. Since Eve caused humankind’s fall from grace, every woman was thought to carry the curse of her sin.
Women were marked as sinful creatures.

3. People thought that menstruation makes you impure.
As unclean creatures, women were kept far from the altar and sacred services.


  The Church constantly needs to liberate itself from the social and cultural prejudices that contaminate its doctrine and practice.

Up to 1854 popes taught that God allowed slavery, something now totally forbidden by the Church.

The Church has made many similar mistakes throughout its history.

Women today deserve to be liberated from the doctrinal prejudice that stills bans them from the share in the ministries that is theirs in God’s true plan.
 

Go to the next step?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
baptised empowered liberated ordained affirmed supported called


You are in a simplified, ‘key point presentation’ mode.
To switch to academic mode,
click here!

This website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church.

Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research

Dear visitor, you are welcome to use our material. However: building up and maintaining this site costs money. We are a Charity and work mainly with volunteers, but find it difficult to pay our overheads. Please, become a Friend or support us with a donation. Also, as some of you recommended to us, we are exploring how to generate income by advertising. Please, support us in this effort and send us your suggestions.
John Wijngaards

Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research

Miriam Duignan


Please, support our campaign
for women priests

Visit our new websites:

Natural Law and Conscience

Synod on the Family 2015

Catholics and Contraception

Join our Women Priests' Mailing List
for occasional newsletters:
Email:
Name:
Surname:
City:
Country:
 
An email will be immediately sent to you
requesting your confirmation.