Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Vatican newspaper essays suggest women should preach at Mass


Mary Theresa Streck preaches at funeral liturgy of Ed Ryan in Albany, New York

http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/vatican-newspaper-essays-suggest-women-should-preach-mass

This would be a welcome change for Catholics who would hear the Gospel interpreted from the faith experiences of women. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org


So what will Francis do?
The pontiff has repeatedly 
called for women to have a greater role in the church
but he has also reiterated the ban against ordaining women as priest 
and he has warned against "clericalizing" women 
by trying to make them cardinals or to focus on 
promoting them to higher church officers.
Then again, that the Vatican's own newspaper would 
dedicate so much space to the issue of women preachers
 is intriguing, said Massimo Faggioli, 
a church historian at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
"I think it is a big signal," he said.

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