What is your opinion on the Ordination of Women?
Dr. Margaret Farley discusses the exclusion of women from the priesthood. While she addresses the Church’s arguments of gender differences and the historical male apostles, she lists what she believes are the true reasons for the exclusion of women to ordination. First she describes the problem of the Church’s understanding of women as inferior, second the labeling of women as evil since the fall of Eve, and thirdly that a woman cannot represent God in the priesthood because the Catholic God has been so long identified as male. Farley then speaks on the need for ministers in the Church, and how soon this may call for the ordination of women.
Farley, Margaret R.S.M. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Margaret Farley, R.S.M. Engages with the Question: What is Your Opinion on the Ordination of Women?" September 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/122
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