Why Can’t Women Become Catholic Priests?


Women, since the very earliest days of the Church, have played a vital and indispensable role equal to men. Why then can’t they also become priests? Father Nixon explains…

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  1. That is not an explanation I’m afraid.
    You put what sounds like a political argument and not a spiritual one.
    I don’t mean to disparage your effort as to have women as priests does not in itself have an appeal to it that I can perceive but, I am genuinely curious which is why I listened; disappointed now.
    I will ask God to clue me in via His bible.
    He does answer but it takes a certain state of heart to use that method. When I am beyond merely curious, I’ll begin.
    Thanks for your effort.

  2. For the same reason that a Deacon if his wife predeases him and later in life wants to set married he cannot get remarried until he is laesized. That is happened with man made versus God’s law.

    • You are wrong in saying it is God’s law. Jesus never stated that. As a matter of fact, there are soooo many statements the church has issued that it’s being done because it favors them. Like priest not allowed to get married! this was issued to favor the church’s financials. Not the people.

  3. Some of the most important Catholics in my life have been women.
    My mother who had a special devotion to Mary the Blessed Mother.
    Also, the Sisters of Mercy who taught me in elementary school and fashioned my early Christian faith that what is not possible for man,
    IS possible for god.
    These women still are working today and find ways to encourage me in my life’s endeavors through their prayers and praise. I don’t think that they want to be priests, they just want to serve god…

  4. For all of us who have asked this question, I respectfully submit that the most clear and simple explanation, has been given to us by St John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter “Ordinatio Sacerdotalis” of 22nd May 1994. Therein, St. John Paul provides a sensational but transparent reasoning, developed in a few, but crystal clear paragraphs taking us back to when Our Lord, Jesus Christ, entrusted to the Apostles the “…teaching, sanctifying and governing the faithful…” Thereafter, and perhaps in the most telling paragraph, St John Paul II states: “…I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitely held by all the Church faithful.” I trust these words from St John Paul II assist to clear any lingering doubts, so do I pray.


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