Overview of Documentation

Overviews of Documentation

Prof Karl Rahner


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Fr Eric Doyle DD OFM


The evidence for sacramentally ordained women deacons.
Contemporary theologians who reject Rome's claim that the issue of women priests ‘has already been settled infallibly’.
The scriptural texts quoted in the discussion.
Catholic scholars pro and con - theologians on both sides of the argument about women’s ordination.
Mistakes and errors by Popes.
Rome's main documents relating to the ordination of women.
The Fathers of the Church involved in the discussion on the ordination of women.
Church Councils and Local Synods laying down rules regarding women.
Medieval theologians who wrote on the ordination of women.
Post-scholastic theologians and what they said about women.
Church law and Church lawyers legislating about women.
Publications by contemporary theologians.
Recent Church Councils and their relevant texts.
Documents relating to the devotion to Mary Priest.
Women called to the priesthood.
The ‘body, sex and gender’ section.
The ecumenical section.
Books reviewed on this web site.
Devotion to St. Mary Magdalen
The duty of speaking out.

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