|Work of Permanent Value
Our work produces documents on the women priests issue which, once copied and edited, are added to our permanent collection. We are building up an internet library. We are not producing texts that disappear once they are out of date.
Our assembly line
Many people do not realise the time and work required for this kind of work. We need to research the material, locate a printed article or book in a library, obtain it for perusal, scan its text into the computer, acquire permissions from authors & publishers, edit the text for printing mistakes, then provide it, in html-format, with all the necessary links. Extra work is also involved by getting the text translated into other languages. Producing one more document for our collection usually involves its moving along on a conveyor belt from one person to the next.
To give an idea of how many documents we have at present in our internet library ( 1 October 2002):
Between these documents we have laid more than 32,500 internal links. Visitors to our German section, for instance, are led on to English texts once German documents are exhausted. Spanish-speaking visitors are led on to French, then English; and so on. We create a web of information!
We also offer 600+ images and illustrations, among them the following picture galleries:
We need your financial help with this project!
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. 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.
You are welcome to use our material. However: maintaining this site costs money. We are a Charity and work mainly with volunteers, but we find it difficult to pay our overheads.
Visitors to our website since January 2014.
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The number is indicative, but incomplete. For full details click on cross icon at bottom right.
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