Women’s Ordination in the Church

The Church continually marks on the importance of women’s role in the church, but the doors on whether they can be ordinated have been officially closed for now. In class last week we watch Pink Smoke on women’s ordination. I was surprised to see women priests give their stories and have such courage in the face of the church’s strict tradition. I do question the validity of their particular ordination though. If the church doesn’t support women priests it doesn’t make sense that a woman “priest” could come onto the scene and say, “hey, I’m a part of the church.” It seems a little counterintuitive. Also, though the call of these women  religious order, specifically priesthood, is incredibly valid, I don’t understand why they would try to apply that calling to Catholicism.  ImageEven though the new Pope Francis said, “demands that the legitimate rights of women be respected, based on the firm conviction that men and women are equal in dignity, present the Church with profound and challenging questions which cannot be lightly evaded.” The issue of women’s ordination is remains a point not discussed.Could these women not find a more open-minded and accepting church to be affiliated with? Why choose to stay and fight an institution that has historically oppressed many populations? I guess that’s part of what makes them that much more admirable though. They know what they love and they’re fighting for the future of the Catholic church. These women have probably stumbled on the best solution the the church’s problem with a decline in the number of serving priests too. I both think and hope that change is on the horizon, I want very much for the trials of these woman to have been in vain.