Why No Women Priests
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Why No Women Priests

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Published by Churchman Pub .
Written in English


  • Christian ministry & pastoral activity,
  • Christianity,
  • Clergy,
  • Women And The Church,
  • Religion

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Number of Pages168
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Open LibraryOL11948857M
ISBN 101850930961
ISBN 109781850930969

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Why Women Can’t Be Catholic Priests Despite the fact that the church had spoken definitively on the subject there are still some Catholics who believe women’s ordination to the priesthood is a possibility. In the liturgical traditions the Catholic Church the term ordination refers to the means by which a person is included in one of the orders of bishops, priests or teaching of the Catholic Church on ordination, as expressed in the Code of Canon Law, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the apostolic letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, is that only a Catholic male validly receives.   Why Priests? argues brilliantly and persuasively for a radical re-envisioning of the role of the church as the Body of Christ and for a new and better understanding of the very basis of Christian belief. As Wills emphasizes, the stakes for the writer and the church are high, for without the priesthood there would be no belief in an apostolic Cited by: 3. Why can't women be Catholic Priests? NOTE: The Church's position on a female clergy is doctrinal. Whereas, its position on a married priesthood is canonical.. The Catholic Church believes that talented women should be able to hold important roles in companies, governments and in the Church.

Clerical celibacy is the discipline within the Catholic Church by which only unmarried men are ordained to the episcopate, to the priesthood (with individual exceptions) in some autonomous particular Churches, and similarly to the diaconate (with exceptions for certain categories of people). In other autonomous particular churches, the discipline applies only to the episcopate.   Why the Priesthood Needs Women Far more than celibacy or sexual repression, barring one gender from the Roman Catholic Church’s highest . ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Published in association with APCK of Ireland." Description: ix, pages ; 22 cm: Responsibility. Why Are There No Israelite Priestesses? Hittite texts show us that in the ancient Near East, women, including the queen, served as priestesses. The biblical authors, in their fervor for YHWH, monotheism, and centralization of worship through one Temple and one priesthood, strongly objected.

In , Cardinal Miloslav Vlk of Prague confirmed that five other women were also ordained as priests during that time. 3.) In , the Pontifical Biblical Commission determined that there is no biblical reason to prohibit women’s ordination. 2.) Because women and men are created in God’s image, both may represent Christ as priests. More specifically, why women can't be priests, why priests need to be celibate, why the concerns regarding homosexualiy, birth control etc. This book answered a lot of my questions. The book reads more like a history textbook so it isn't an easy read. The author's points seemed to be well documented. For me, it was both enlightening and /5. No there are no female priests in the Roman Catholic Church. A priest represents Jesus on the Alter and a woman cannot do that. Religious women can become nuns but not priests.   Some Reasons Why Women Can’t Be Priests he’s written an instructional book for catechists which uses stage magic as a teaching tool for children and .