My response: Until women are ordained, they will not be treated as equals in the church. Holy Orders is required for decision making roles in the church according to Canon Law. Excellent insights about women's empowerment from female envoys at the Vatican. Our international women priests' movement offers a new paradigm of priestly ministry that does not reserve decision-making or liturgical roles to the ordained. Now that is a change that could revolutionize Catholicism!. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, www.arcwp.org
“Gender is one of the issues I am most concerned with, because I think that inequality in the church is absolutely not the right thing,” the ambassador from Georgia said, adding that this begs the question of the definition of equality.