Why Ordain Women?

The ordination of women will create changes that benefit the entire People of God.  Imagine:

            Women will participate in a primary, essential way in the sacramental life and ministry of the church.

            The church will acknowledge and celebrate the full effects of the baptism of women and foster their authentic call to ordination.

            Women will participate in the highest levels of decision-making within the church.

            The church, by allowing women access to all roles and positions, will cease to perpetuate discrimination, devaluation, and tacit approval of other forms of violence toward women in its structures and society.

            Through the ordination of women, the church will recognize, in practice and doctrine, women as full persons, equal to men, created in the image and likeness of God, and able to represent Christ, in the fullness of their God-given bodies, in the celebration of the Eucharist.

            The church will reclaim its early tradition of the first centuries when women served in priestly roles.

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