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Women clergy: background
Women leaders and the Catholic Church?
By John Wijngaards
Published by Catholics for a Changing Church, London, 2007
The Catholic Church has moved on since the day, on 29 July 1904, when Pope Pius X instructed the bishops of Italy not to trust the intelligence or reliability of women.
Vatican Radio report
Report of recent comments made by Pope Francis in relation to the role of women in the Church.
Complementarity: marriage and sex
Pope Francis brings nuance to notion of complementarity
Francis opens his treatment of complementarity with a generic description, which "refers to situations where one of two things adds to, completes, or fulfills a lack in the other," importantly adding that complementarity "is much more than that."
He provides four nuances for us to think theologically about that "more."
Women clergy: Catholic Viewpoint
Canon law and women priests
Canon law explained in relation to how the Church operates and the role of males in the hierarchy.
Why not women priests?
Excellent summary of the history behind male only leadership with reference to the Bible and the teachings of Jesus.
Women deacons the solution to priestly power problem
The only barriers are what are known as 'merely ecclesiastical laws,' laws that regulate the running of the Catholic Church, but are not related to dogma or doctrine. In short, the laws that keep women from being cardinal deacons are laws until the pope decides to change them.
Fr James on women deacons, Facebook and spirituality
I think having women deacons is really a recovery of a historical reality and it's also something that points towards the future in terms of enabling women to have more participation in the liturgical life of the Church and therefore more participation in leadership.
Sisters more effective if they become deacons, says top nun
Catholic Sisters globally would be better equipped to carry out their work if they could become deacons, the head of a global network of religious women has said, reports the Religion News Service.
Elizabeth A. Johnson's Assessment of ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis’
‘Disputed questions: authority, priesthood, women.’, by Elizabeth A. Johnson, Commonweal, vol..123, January 26 1996, pp. 8-10.
The Male Priesthood: The Argument From Sacred Tradition
The question of the priesthood in its relation to sexuality a question usually posed more simply as "Why can there not be women priests?" has now been answered in a definitive way. There is no longer any doubt that reserving Holy Orders to males is part of the deposit of faith. While Catholics are not to question the teaching of the Magisterium on this matter, the time is ripe for all interested to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Church's teaching.
Women clergy: other religious viewpoints
Keywords: ordination of women, women priests, women clergy
Inequality in the Christian Church
Many people think that the Christian Church is sexist. It does not treat men and women equally.
The teaching of St Paul is often quoted to support the way some churches today treat women.
Why Anglican women can be bishops in Australia but not England
Twenty years ago, Anglicans in Australia and England independently passed legislation to allow for the ordination of women as priests.
Now the Anglican Church of Australia has just appointed its fourth female bishop, while the Church of England has narrowly failed to adopt legislation that would allow for the country’s first female bishops.
A History of Women's Ordination as Rabbis
Up until the haskalah, the Jewish enlightenment, the idea of women rabbis would have seemed farfetched. Women did play an important role in Jewish life prior to modern times. But only in the last few decades, have we seen an increasing number of women graduating from rabbinical schools.
Hindu: Wife, mother, lawyer, priest
Role of women in the Hindu religion.
List of religions that ordain women
Very basic list of religions that ordain women. Use this as an introduction for independent research.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Search here for a table of contents, index and how to read the Catechism as well as a search box for the Catechism.
The online Bible.
Select the NRSV edition.
The Holy Quran Arabic Text with English Translation, Commentary and comprehensive Introduction by Maulana Muhammad Ali Year 2002 Edition
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