Bridget Mary's Response: Cardinal Anders Arborelius 's idea of an advisory body of women will do little to advance women's equality in the church , unless canon law is changed and this Women's Advisory Body is given the same authority as the College of Cardinals. Now that would revolutionize the Roman Catholic Church!
Currently, canon law reserves decision-making to the ordained. This is a catch-22 for the hierarchical, male dominated church! Roman Catholic Women Priests are leading the church toward a renewal model of inclusivity that celebrates the baptismal equality of all in the celebration of sacraments and ministry. We are changing the model from a pyramid to a circle. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org