Ill-informed arguments are to blame for any “confusion” about women's ordination

May 30, 2018

Archbishop Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently published an article in the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano, claiming that “there are voices that put into doubt the definitive nature” of the ban on the women’s priestly ordination, and "sowing these doubts creates serious confusion among the faithful." 

The international umbrella network, Women’s Ordination Worldwide (founded in 1996 at the First European Women’s Synod), observes that it is ill-informed arguments such as Archbishop Ladaria’s that are to blame for any “confusion” of the faithful.

While the Vatican continues to defend policies that consider women inferior, limiting the reaches of God’s call to ministry, and maintaining a male-only hierarchy, women and young people are walking away.  

The Christian solution to the “virus of misogyny” is equality.


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