Who is The Church Looking For?
Who is The Church Looking For?

What if you get stage fright in front of audiences?

Everyone feels jitters at first, but saying Mass and preaching a homily become less intimidating the more that you do them. Overtime your parish becomes your family and it feels natural administering the Lord to people you care deeply for.

Why does the Catholic Church only ordain men to the priesthood?

According to Catholic Church theology, no one has a ‘right’ to be ordained; it is an individual’s response to an invitation by Christ to serve His Church. The Church must also confirm and nurture this call, for no one is a priest just for himself; so the Church has the obligation to define who is eligible for this Sacrament, which must be done in a manner consistent with the Church’s Tradition. Because this teaching went unchallenged for a vast majority of the Church’s life, the teaching was left implicit in the deposit of faith. However, because of recent historical developments, the teaching was concretely defined over the last thirty years.


For further reading, please see the following articles:

Inter Insigniores, Declaration on the Question of Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood, by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, On Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone, by Pope John Paul II

Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, by the Second Vatican Council

Presbyterorum Ordinis, Decree on the Life and Ministry of Priests, by the Second Vatican Council

Priestesses in the Church?, by C.S. Lewis

The Male Priesthood, Argument from Sacred Tradition, by Mark Lowery, Ph.D.

Women and the Priesthood, from Catholic Answers

Why Can’t Women be Priests, by Jason Evert

Why No Women’s Ordination, by Michael J. Tortolani

Ordination Is Not a Right: Why the Church Cannot Make Women Priests, by Mark P. Shea

Women Priests: No Chance, by Joanna Bogle

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