It’s time for the Catholic Church to ordain women priests (Your letters)
For the publisher:
We, the undersigned Roman Catholics, call your attention and express our support for the “Ordain Women Priests” notice board that appeared opposite Interstate 690 on the west side of Syracuse calling for the ordination of women and an end. of male supremacy in the Catholic Church. Church.
We note the findings of the Pontifical Biblical Commission which in 1976 declared that there is no biblical basis preventing the ordination of women – a fact that the Christian community at large has recognized and embraced. We believe that the Spirit of God is not limited to calling only men to ordained service as priests of Jesus Christ, but rather the call and charisma to lead and serve the community of faith in priestly service. are included among the baptized.
Furthermore, we emphasize during this pandemic that many of us, perhaps for the first time in our lives as First World Catholics, aspire to better access to our community practice, than the majority of Catholics to around the world (some three-fifths of the church) lack of regular and frequent access to the sacraments is the norm – a result of what the church continues to call a “priest shortage”. The point is that there is no shortage of priestly vocations, but rather there is the sin of sexism, patriarchy and male clericalism in the institutional church.
We therefore express our gratitude to the Reverend Roy Bourgeois, who launched this poster campaign, for his continued testimony and encourage like-minded Catholics to join us in making this perspective known towards the end of the dismantling of the hierarchical structure. patriarchal that so hinders the movement of the Spirit of God in the Church and in the world. As Father Roy reminds us: “When there is injustice, silence is complicity.
Meg ksander | DeWitt
On behalf of 52 people, lay and clergy, from the Roman Catholic Church / Diocese of Syracuse:
Sr Pat Bergen, OSF
Mary ann dobe
Therese Marie Gavagan
Rev. Frederick D. Daley
Kari Zhe Hiemerman
Rev. Tim taugher
Sr. Maureen D’Onofrio, CSJ
Sr Monica Nortz, CSJ