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German bishop wants open debate on women’s ordination

August 21, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg has called for open discussion of the possibility of ordaining women to the Catholic priesthood. The bishop said that new arguments for women’s ordination have emerged since 1994, when Pope John Paul II said that the debate should be closed.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 21, 2020 9:40 PM ET USA

    From the cited: "'If the results are already fixed at the beginning, then I have no interest in the [synodal journey].'" Since the results are already fixed at the beginning, he should be true to his conviction of no interest in the synodal journey. One revolutionary in the Catholic Church is enough. Jesus Christ is all the revolutionary we need. To exceed Christ is to protest what He is, what He established, what He continues to will for the good of many. None are excluded, but how many answer?