Monday, September 25, 2017

Female envoys to Vatican say it’s past time for Church to empower women Inés San Martín and Claire Giangravè/ I Agree, Women Priests' Movement Offers New Non-Clerical Approaches

https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2017/09/25/female-envoys-vatican-say-past-time-church-empower-women/

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.
“I will certainly not say that reform should lead to the ordination of women immediately, certainly not,” she said. “But to consider women as equal partners in decision-making is a must. In all churches,” Grdzelidze said.
“It’s problematic because of ordination, because Catholics and Orthodox give a very, very high respect for ordination […]. This should be debated. I am not saying that women should be ordained, but how can they be involved, without being ordained? This question I would pose to the pope.”
The Georgian representative said that while now may not be the right time, somewhere down the line this debate will become very important for the Vatican...."



Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there's still a long way to go


Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the deciThree female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there's still a long way to go.sion making process inside the Church, there's still a long way to go.
Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there's still a long way to go.Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there's still a long way to go.

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