The theological reasons for excluding women from holy orders contradict Scripture, Tradition and Theology
The arguments adduced to bolster the ban of women priests do not stand up to scrutiny. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome is simply wrong.
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Here we will point out some plain facts.
gave women an equal status in his community,
2. Until at least the
ninth century AD
3. Through baptism women, much as men, become Gods adopted children.
This predisposes women, no less than men, to receive all the sacraments including holy orders.
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