Friday, May 12, 2017

Thoughts on Religious Vocations: An Open Letter to Pope Francis by Michele Somerville, Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/thoughts-on-religious-vocations-an-open-letter-to_us_59120eb8e4b07e366cebb683

..." I hold out hope that a shift in the Vatican’s disposition towards married (male) priests might, in time, lead to a more expansive view of ordaining women. I hold out hope that the Divine light of a pure truth might, in time, push through the door the advance of married priests has left a bit ajar.

I understand that increasing the number of married priests will facilitate the assigning priests to regions where Catholics currently lack access to sacraments and the celebration of Mass. That is so very necessary; ironically, in many of those priest-free communities, it is women who are keeping Catholic faith and tradition alive. Are they not fit for ordination?"


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