Saturday, April 16, 2005

Catholics' Wish for Women Priests - Newswise

Newswise — Will the next pope allow women to become priests? An Associated Press poll found that 60 percent of U.S. Catholics think women should be ordained, and a religious studies professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, says that there are signs that the Catholic Church may be headed that way.

According to Associate Professor of Religious Studies Kelley A. Raab, author of the book "When Women Become Priests: The Catholic Women's Ordination Debate" (2000, Columbia University Press), women have been gaining "symbolic power" in the church, which may eventually lead to real power.
The Episcopal Church, in my opinion, still has not done enough to make female clergy complete members of the clergy. But the Catholic Church turns its back on half of the qualified talent pool in its pews. It has to dig deeper into the male pool. It's no wonder that it has more than it's share of problem priests.

You reap what you sow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least one high-ranking Catholic clergyman has made some unusual statements regarding the ordination of women. It seems they're not willing to consider opening ordination to women -- but they are willing to change their interpretation of ordination itself...!?

First time commenter, by the way. I'm another one who found you via Blogging Episcopalians, rebounding off Cal Williams' site.