Rome's position on the magisterium
Throughout, I use the term 'Rome' to indicate both the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Holy Father.
Counter position on the magisterium
|What is the universal ordinary magisterium in plain language?|
cannot be ordained priests has been set forth infallibly by the ordinary and
Rome's texts in full!
not established infallible teaching by the ordinary universal magisterium on
women priests because the five conditions for
infallibility have not been fulfilled.
Key theologians all over the world have rejected Romes statement on infallibility in this matter.
The Popes failure to adequately consult the faithful in general and theologians in particular as required by Vatican II, is the main reason for Romes mistaken judgment.
It is a duty for all who are competent in these matters to publicly speak out.
Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and
this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful.
Rome's texts in full!
definity of Romes teaching in this matter has not been resolved. Read:
the Maristerium by Richard A. McCormick.
Roman authorities, including Popes, have made similar serious misjudgments in the past.
The present Roman authorities have not understood the precious new values of our own time
nor the need of a more democratic way of governing the Church.
of the arguments against Rome:
* Jesus Responds to John Paul II
*What Peter Might Say to John Paul II
by Dr. Aaron Milavec
|Conclusion: The Church has the authority from Jesus Christ to ordain women as priests.|
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