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Friday, 22 June 2018

Pope Francis says no to women priests

Pope Francis will not ordain women to priesthood.           L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo Via AP

The Catholic News Agency reports that in an interview with Reuters, Pope Francis said more space has to be created for women to take on leading roles in the Roman Curia, but that priestly ordination is not an option.

“We cannot functionalize women,” he said, explaining that while the Church is referred to as a woman, the Sacrament of Holy Orders is out of the question “because dogmatically it doesn't work.”

“John Paul II was clear and closed the door, and I will not go back on this. It was something serious, not something capricious,” he said, adding, “it cannot be done.”

That will be welcome news for many but unwelcome news for some Catholics who are fighting for the ordination of women. They allege that the refusal to ordain women "is not God’s intent, and neither scripturally justified nor the original practice of the church".

The Anglican Church has been down that route, the route to disaster. The implied growth as a result of ordaining women has not materialised, quite the reverse. The church has simply been used by feminists to extend their influence regardless of the consequences.

Lies and deception were used to gain power, not for the church but for themselves. They have reneged on agreements which put them where they are and sidelined anyone who does not agree with them. They have advanced LGBT rights as though that were the Gospel message while promoting same sex marriage.

The ordination of women has been an utter disaster and we are living with the consequences. Western Anglicanism is in terminal decline depriving many more women of their spiritual home. Sadly the destruction has been aided by progressive bishops and priests.

Messy Baptism is the latest feminist first in Wales. Messing up Holy Baptism. What a mess!


  1. What is behind her rresignation? (See St Davids'website.)


  2. Lux Et Veritas24 June 2018 at 07:57

    Looks like Francis is starting the long overdue job of housecleaning.
    Vatican ex-diplomat sentenced to five years on child pornography charges

    The Ministry of Defence has awarded the contract to St Padarn’s Institute, the training arm of the Church in Wales. The Church has held the contract since 2001 but has had to bid for it every five years, against some of the UK’s top colleges and universities.

    One wonders if Messy Church and Messy Baptisms appealed to the MOD.

  4. What is wrong with a baptism in a messy church? I have been to one in an evangelical leaning Parish. It was wonderful. It was for a family who came to faith through messy church and far more meaningful than the 15 minute add on s that I been too in some churches that 'take it seriously ' barny