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Women's Ordination & the All-Male Priesthood

A “Deeper Understanding” of the Priesthood?

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

Pieter Vree

November 2019

No temporal or civilizational events can override the sacramental necessity of the Catholic priesthood’s being reserved to men — chaste, celibate men, the fully human kind.

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The Last Rhetorical Refuge of an Intellectual Scoundrel
June 2016

A writer in the outrageously compares the Church's refusal to ordain women with a Muslim mob's murder of a young woman.

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Intimate Friends of Jesus Christ

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2014

A review of The Charism of Priestly Celibacy: Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Reflections

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Feminists Are Wrong About Women's Ordination

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

November 2011

A review by Anne Barbeau Gardiner of The Catholic Priesthood and Women: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church

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It Can't Happen Here, Can It?
July-August 2010

Could the Catholic Church end up sliding down the same slippery slope as the Anglican Communion? Yes, if certain groups get their way.

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The Hammer Drops
June 2008

Fortitude, one of the four cardinal virtues, is sorely lacking among the current leaders of the Catholic Church in the U.S.

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The Emasculate and Effeminate Priesthood
February 2008

A manly man wants to do manly things -- he doesn't secretly wish to be a nursing mother. An effeminate man does!

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Archbishop Burke Has Courage
January 2008

The Archbishop of St. Louis isn't turning his head away from the fact that two Catholic women have had themselves 'ordained' priestesses.

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The Dutch Are At It Again
December 2007

The Dominicans in the Netherlands are agitating to open the priesthood to homosexuals, women, and married men.

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A New Catholic Community
October 2006

"My name is Victoria Rue. And I am a Roman Catholic womanpriest." So began Mass and a 'new Catholic Community.'

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A Mockery of Catholicism

ABSOLUTELY NULL & UTTERLY VOID

Theresa Marie Moreau

January 2006

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The Secret Weapon in the War on Terrorism: Priestesses!
April 2002

"Dualistic (and sexist) thinking about masculine and feminine has led to a ruthlessly competitive marketplace."

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Priestesses Would Be Unfeminist?
February 2002

There are many good reasons why the Church does not ordain women to the priesthood. There are also some screwy reasons floating around.

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Understanding the All-Male Priesthood

THE INTEGRATED WISDOM OF CATHOLIC SEXUAL TEACHING

Janet Holl Madigan

May 2000

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Why Was Christ a Male & Why Did He Ordain Only Men?

ON NATURE & THE ECONOMY OF GRACE

Raymond T. Gawronski

January/February 1996

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