However, the first section of the Congregation’s Declaration Inter insigniores on the ordination of women, issued October 15, ,2 presented a sampling of the . Circumstances and origin of the Declaration ‘Inter Insigniores’. 1. The question of the admission of women to the ministerial priesthood seems. Inter Insigniores. Declaration of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the question of the admission of women to the.

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Dicendum est quad hoc non venit tam ex inslgniores Ecclesiae, quam ex hoc quod eis non competit Ordinis sacramentum. Iure divino he quotes several writers ; P.

INTER INSIGNIORES – Women Can Be Priests

Doronzo, Tractatus Dogmaticus de Ordine, t. For full details click on cross icon at bottom right. I am not convinced that it is. In the new Passover, the Church, under visible signs, immolates Christ through the ministry of the priest. It is here that St Thomas and St Bonaventure require that the sign should have natural meaningfulness.

That a woman should baptize, or that one should be baptized by a woman, we do not counsel, for it is a transgression of the commandment, and a great peril to her who baptizes and to him who is baptized. To this end, use is sometimes made of the text quoted above, from the Letter to the Galatians 3: AAS 4,p.

We know of them only through the severe disapproval with which they are noted by St Irenaeus in his Adversus Haereses, 17 Tertullian in De Praescriptione Haereticorum, 18 Firmilian of Caesarea in a letter to St Cyprian, 19 Origen in a commentary on the First Letter to the Corinthians, 20 and especially by St Ephiphanius in his Penarion.

Tertullian The second passage is Tertullian, De praescriptione haereticorum.

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Woman, Human and Ecclesial? St Theodore the Studite, Adversus Iconomachos cap. It is inxigniores no surprise that in the controversy there has been a careful examination of the facts and texts of the New Testament, in which tradition has seen an example establishing a norm.

Many of the questions confronting the Church as a result of the numerous arguments put forward in favour of the ordination of women must be considered in the light of this principle. Likewise, arguments drawn from the activity of women under diabolic influence also miss the point, since men in the same circumstances would be doing something objectionable; the fact that women are involved is not the point of the objection.


This website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research. Do not therefore imperil yourselves, brethren and sisters, by acting beside the law of the Gospel.

No doubt the writer would object to this, but his objection would be founded on an error. On this point too it is clear from the history of the apostolic period that there is no foundation for this explanation.

They could therefore have envisaged conferring ordination on women, if they had not been convinced of their duty of fidelity to the Lord on this point.

Paul in no way opposes the right, which he elsewhere recognizes as possessed by women, to prophesy in the assembly cf. But the character is spiritual and invisible res et sacramentum. The Practice of the Apostles The apostolic community remained faithful to the attitude of Jesus towards women. But when someone has to preside over the Church and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, then let all womankind give way before the magnitude of the task—and indeed most men.

In spite of the so important role played by women on the day of the Resurrection, their collaboration was not extended by Saint Paul to the official and public proclamation of the message, since this proclamation belongs exclusively to the apostolic mission.

Pontifical Faculties grant women academic degrees to teach theology. This in fact has to be the point of departure.

In fact a vocation cannot be reduced to a mere personal attraction, which can remain purely subjective. The declaration also points out the defect in the argument that seeks to base the demand that the priesthood be conferred on women on the text Galatians 3: Didascalia Apostolorumch.

For this reason they cannot be ordained priests.

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The text of the declaration stresses the fact that, in spite of the privileged place Mary had in the upper room after the ascension, she was not designated for entry into the college of the twelve at the time of the election of Matthias.

Richard of Middleton, a Franciscan of the second half of the thirteenth century: For if it were required that women should teach, our Master Himself would have commanded these to give instruction with us. Or rather, it is the malady of the snake, the seducing beast, and the false promise of the one who spoke in it.


And she would baptize many also adopting the customary and legitimate wording of the baptismal interrogation. And therefore, unless one is to disregard the importance of this symbolism for the economy of Revelation, it must be admitted that, in actions which demand the character of ordination and in which Christ himself, the author of the Covenant, the Bridegroom, the Head of the Church, is represented, exercising his ministry of salvation – which is in the highest degree the case of the Eucharist – his role this is the original sense insogniores the word persona must be taken by a man.

This encyclopedia article explained the concept of Latae Sententiae, which insginiores essentially excommunication without a formal decree by the pope. An email will be immediately sent to you requesting your confirmation.

On the other hand, I am primarily in agreement with the arguments the Church makes regarding the nature of the priesthood. It is very enlightening to note that the insignoores springing from the Reformation which have had no difficulty in giving women access to the pastoral office are first and foremost those that have rejected the Catholic doctrine on the sacrament of order and profess that the pastor is only one baptized person among others, even if the charge given has been the object of a consecration.

The Church desires that Christian women should become fully aware of the greatness of their mission: The whole sacramental economy is in fact based upon natural signs, on symbols insigniotes on the human psychology: For this is a sin of ignorant godless Gentiles, to ordain women priests for the female deities, not a command of Christ.

Bruns, Canones Apostolorum et Conciliorum. The ministerial priesthood in the light of the mystery of Christ. This has been rightly stressed by B.

For example, to the great astonishment of his own disciples Jesus converses publicly with the Samaritan woman cf.

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