iOS app Android app

Catholic Church Women Priests

Pope Francis, the Genius of Women and Vatican III

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Pope Francis, I am confident you understand the hopes you are raising. As you dip your toe in the river of spiritual healing and change, I pray that you will not lose courage, or just be swept away, but you will stand for justice.

Grant Me the Pope Francis Kool-Aid but Not Yet; Is the New Pope for Real?

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Vatican doctrine still holds that same-sex and marriage and love are sinful. The pontiff has yet to fling "open the door" (to employ the terminology Ratzinger et al used) to the discussion of Women's Ordination.

Conclave Considerations

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

A bad choice could set back the cause of the Church's renewal even more. A mediocre choice will only ensure that the Church continues to wallow in the current woes. A truly wise, visionary choice will lead the transformation of the Church to ensure its vitality for generations to come.

Jaweed Kaleem

Prominent Catholic Newspaper Calls For Vatican To Approve Women Priests

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

In an editorial published Monday morning, a prominent Catholic newspaper endorsed the controversial movement to ordain women priests. Calling the p...

Challenging The Vatican Old Boys' Network

Bill Quigley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Bill Quigley

Fr. Roy faces expulsion from his Catholic community, Maryknoll, for refusing to recant his belief that women can and should be allowed to become priests.

U.S. Priest Who Backs Women's Ordination Detained On Way To Vatican

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — A U.S. Catholic priest who supports ordination for women was detained briefly by police Monday after marching to the Vatican to p...

Interview With Toni Tortorilla, Female Catholic Priest

Religion News Service | By Nancy Haught | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) It's been three years since Toni Tortorilla was ordained in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement, and the Vatican's recent de...

Church Collection: Should Conscientious Catholics Stop Giving?

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Were it possible to tithe to the parish alone, I'd tithe double! But I'm torn. For I know that the capo di tutti capi skims his take off the top first.

U.S. Bishops Defend Inclusion Of Women's Ordination In Church Crimes List

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke and Richard Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke and Richard Allen Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops on Thursday (July 15) defended the Vatican's decision ...

Voices Carry -- Lay Catholics, Priests Challenge Bishops on Abortion, Ordination

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angela Bonavoglia

The Catholic Church's commitment to excommunicating anyone who expresses support for the ordination of women is another manifestation of the church's continued demonization of women.