ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Reader's View: Association of Catholic women priests is not a lie

I disagreed emphatically with the Feb. 10 letter, "'Delusional' woman is not a Catholic priest." It is sad to see our church be a part of hateful discrimination against women in a time when women are attacked and killed merely for going to school...

I disagreed emphatically with the Feb. 10 letter, “‘Delusional’ woman is not a Catholic priest.” It is sad to see our church be a part of hateful discrimination against women in a time when women are attacked and killed merely for going to school. Whenever I ask priests about this they trot out the same tired excuse that Jesus’ apostles were all male.
News flash: There is a growing consensus among theologians that Mary Magdalene was an apostle. The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests is not a lie. It is a group of brave Catholic women pushing back against the hierarchy in our church that seems unwilling to recognize the authentic calling to priesthood of many women who have a voice to share. They are denied not because of lack of training or expertise but by the simple fact they are female.
If I don’t go to medical school, I cannot be a doctor, but if I do as a woman I would expect to be called doctor upon receipt of my degree. The women who complete seminary training deserve the same respect. In my eyes, they are priests!
Edna Ciurleo
Duluth

What To Read Next