Women priests: the issue that keeps resurfacing
by Elena Curti in The Tablet (4 June 2011) pp. 6-7.
Curti reports that the question of the ordination of women keeps popping up in spite of all Vatican efforts to suppress it. In Australia Bishops Power (2007) and Morris (2011) spoke out. In Austria three bishops and in Germany one. All such expressions of disagreement are silenced. Curti discusses Pope Benedict XVI's personal stand on the issue. She also points to the research on women deacons published on www.womenpriests.org.
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