In the April 11 issue of Commonweal, Robert J. Egan, SJ, invites readers to look again at this question. Egan doubts that “the tradition of excluding women from the diaconate, presbyterate, and episcopate” has “really been faithful to the teaching and practice of Jesus.” In his opinion, the tradition probably rests instead on
“a mostly unexamined and partially unconscious bias for subjecting women to men’s authority and power.”Until the church honestly faces “the whole truth about our history,” he writes, Catholic women will continue to suffer a grave injustice.
Link (here) to the full Commonweal post.
Robert J Egan, SJ Bio (here)
Is it a sin for a Catholic / Jesuit to be a forceful advocate of Catholic priestesses ?