Women priests

Women priests

Ken Bayliss

Fifteen years is too long for feminists and their fellow travellers to continue disobeying the definitive judgment of Pope John Paul II in 1994 that the Church has no authority to allow the ordination of women.

Like the Catholic Church the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches restrict the priesthood to male candidates. They are the only three Christian Churches with priesthood as one of the seven sacraments. Furthermore the Code of Canon Law requires a candidate to the priesthood to be 'vir' (Latin for man).

That the Anglican Church now chooses to ordain men and women as priests and bishops may be in tune with the modern world but their practice cannot change the sacrament of priesthood as established by Christ.

KEN BAYLISS
Holland Park West, Qld

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