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Of Priests, Bishops and Midwives

Today I am returned from the service of celebration of the 20th Anniversary of women being ordained at St Asaph Cathedral, Wales. To remind us that we are still radical we had a small picket of people calling upon us to adhere to the scriptures ‘that women should keep silence in churches’. 996 more words

Being A Campaigning Mum

Bias in news articles and Pope Francis -Rick Lopez

Bias in the News and the POPE  -Rick Lopez

When one thinks of the pope what comes to mind tends to be small characteristics.  The hat, the robe, his mannerisms or even just his message. 926 more words

Archbishop Brown's Lack of Reality

The Meaning of Life RTE ONE Sunday 20th. November 2016

Last night I watched RTE ONE’s “The Meaning of Life” with Gay Byrne. He was interviewing Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland or the Vatican’s Ambassador to Ireland and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps here. 404 more words

Pope Francis reiterates a strong 'no' to women priests

By Hannah Brockhaus

Aboard the papal plane, Nov 1, 2016 / 10:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).-

During a press conference Tuesday aboard the papal plane from Sweden to Rome, Pope Francis said the issue of women priests has been clearly decided, while also clarifying the essential role of women in the Catholic Church. 553 more words


How the Gender Binary Affects So Much of Catholic Thinking

So much of the discussion surrounding LGBT issues is in some ways part of a larger discussion in the Church about gender in general.  So it is instructive sometimes to take a step back and look at the larger questions about gender. 1,039 more words


- Declaration on the Question of the Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood

The Declaration on the Question of the Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood was given in Rome, at the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on 15 October 1976. 28 more words

Women Priests

- Community for Liberation

Mary E. Hines, in her work “Community for Liberation,” believes that “merely including women in the ordained priesthood as now is exercised is not the solution.” However, she goes on to say “A massive transformation of the church’s structure is needed to free from the patriarchal, hierarchical, and clerical assumptions that prevent the church from becoming a prophetic community of equal disciples …” 9 more words

Women Priests