Why Can’t Women be Catholic Priests? Part 2

Q. Why won’t the Catholic Church ordain women to the priesthood?

A. There is no precedent for it. Jesus never ordained a woman to the priesthood. He chose all males as His apostles-the first Christian priests. This choice was not about men being superior to women. It was not about Jesus being afraid to buck the culture. He did it all the time. If Jesus wanted His Church to have priestesses, who better to be the first, than His holy and immaculate mother?

But, no, Jesus chose men. And, only men have been ordained to the priesthood in both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Pope John Paul II infallibly settled the question in a short and to the point, two page encyclical Ordinatio Sacerdotalis in 1994.

“…in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance… in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren. I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever, to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.”

You can read more about male typology and the Catholic Priesthood …Why Can’t Wome be Priests Part 1 Here

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