Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly said that the 1968 papal encyclical had never been accepted by the church at large. Daly also condemned the church over its treatment of women.
Ordination of women
Grace on the Margins: How much more powerful would the pope’s call for justice be if the church itself truly reflected justice?
Just Catholic: It is one thing for a humble, holy pope to preach the Gospel with and without words. It is quite another thing for the corporation that is church to do the same. The disconnect remains. It has to do with women.
After appearing at a women's ordination conference, Fr. Jack McClure was told he can't celebrate mass at the parish where he has been pastor for the past 15 months.
If the church ended gender discrimination and proclaimed the equality of all human beings loud and clear, it would send a message to the world that would reverberate across oceans.
Church historian says: “In the past, ordination referred to the selection and installment of a person by their own community to a position, or office, or function really, within that community ... to any function considered of service to the Christian community."
At women's ordination conference. Sr. Kane says, "Pope Francis, to listen to the women of our church and world who cry out in anguish."
Seventh-day Adventists voted Wednesday not to allow their regional church bodies to ordain women pastors.
The vote at their 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio was 1,381 to 977. It was largely influenced by delegates from Africa and South America who often have more conservative views on women's ordination than Adventists in other regions.
An Irish bishop urged his colleagues to establish a commission to discuss the possibility of ordaining married men.
Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore also wants the Irish bishops' conference to empower the commission to further study female deacons.
The proposal stemmed from a 10-month listening process that O'Reilly led in the Kilmore diocese, which led to a diocesan assembly and a new diocesan pastoral plan to tackle challenges facing the Catholic church, including the declining number of priests.
No, that headline is not a mistake. "She" is the Rev. Ana Langerak, who was ordained a priest 25 years ago in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America but who now serves St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church in Hyattsville, Md. (ELCA is in communion with the Episcopal church, and they share clergy.)