Women as Priests

Pope Francis Removes Conservative African Cardinal From Vatican Post

Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea is often mentioned as a possible future pontiff. [But] Cardinal Sarah was considered out of step with Pope Francis’ approach to liturgy, homosexuality and relations with the Muslim world .ROME— Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah... read more

Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop who called for council to discuss women priests

CNA Staff, February 9, 2021 Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of a Swiss bishop who recently called for a council to discuss women priests. The Holy See press office announced Feb. 8 that the pope had accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary bishop of the... read more

Francis: ‘No concession’ to those who deny Vatican II teachings

by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, February 2, 2012 ROME — Pope Francis on Jan. 30 urged those charged with passing on the principles of the Catholic faith to consider the teachings of the Second Vatican Council as sacrosanct, saying that to be Catholic one must adhere to the... read more

Bishop Schneider shows why instituting women as lectors, acolytes is a huge problem

There are strong reasons why the universal Church never admitted women to liturgical public service, not even in the lower grades of lector or acolyte. By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, LifeSite News, January 22, 2021 Editor’s note: This article was originally published at the New... read more

Papal nuncio to speak at meeting of US priests who back homosexuality, female ordination

Archbishop Christophe Pierre is set to attend the meeting of the dissident Association of US Catholic Priests in June. By Martin Bürger, February 18, 2020 February 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, will be speaking at the... read more

German theologian spearheads transition to a ‘gender appropriate’ Catholic Church

By Claire Giangrave, National catholic Reporter, February 19, 2020 From left, Cardinal Michael Czerny, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri and Sister Augusta de Oliveira hold a copy of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation "Querida Amazonia" written by Pope Francis during a press conference at the... read more

German ‘Synodal Path’ Aims to Shape Vatican Decisions, Says Plan’s Architect

‘We believe it is unacceptable that all issues decided in Rome, now and in the future, should be taken largely without the participation of the local Churches,’ Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer told a German newspaper. Edward Pentin Blog, January 30, 2020 One of the chief architects of... read more

Cardinal Kasper: Pope Francis feels called to ‘change’ Church, door will ‘open’ to women at altar

By Martin Barillas BARCELONA, Spain, December 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – German Cardinal Walter Kasper, who successfully championed Holy Communion for divorced and “remarried” Catholics, said that Pope Francis feels called by the Holy Spirit to “change” the Church, which will one day... read more

10 German Dioceses Push for Major Changes During Upcoming ‘Synodal Path’

According to a joint open letter released in Germany, vicars general say ‘fundamental reform’ is ‘essential’ and ask that accusations that participants are ‘lacking orthodoxy’ be avoided during the two-year synodal process. Edward Pentin Blog, November 6, 2019 Now that the... read more

Amazon Synod: Don’t Impose Old Agendas on the New World

EDITORIAL: This attempted imposition of contentious and discredited Church concepts on the Amazon by Europeans and North Americans is nothing less than theological colonialism. The Editors, October 18, 2019 In an interview on Oct. 7 with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Cardinal... read more
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Key Synod Father Says Pan-Amazon Synod Is ‘Maybe a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 9, 2019 VATICAN CITY — One of the key figures behind the Pan-Amazon Synod’s working document admitted Wednesday that he supports the ordination of women as priests, and that he sees this month’s meeting as one possible step towards... read more