Dec 7, 2012
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The International Movement We are Church (IMWAC) fully endorses
the courageous ‘National Catholic Reporter' editorial staff’s statement
on Dec 3rd 2012 that ‘Barring women from ordination to the Priesthood is
an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand’ and joins its voice with
the NCR and with Roy Bourgeois in their call for ‘the Catholic Church to
correct this unjust teaching.’
The right of women to exercise every ministry including priesthood
in the Catholic Church is a fundamental aim of ‘We are Church’ and very
many of its members are to the forefront in the Catholic Church in
demanding that this ban be rescinded as there is no basis either
biblical or theological for its existence.
Catholic world the ‘Sensus fidelium’ believes that this continuing ban
on Catholic women who are called by God to priesthood is not only an
injustice but stains the face of God in this world.
In spite of a
critical lack of priests in the Catholic church which is leading to a
Eucharistic famine for the Christian faithful the Pope not only refuses
the possibility of open conversation about this vital issue but uses the
most extreme form of sanctions against good Catholics who love their
Church but only wish for a change of heart, metanoia, by the Pope on this issue even at this late stage of his life.
believes that this demand for the lifting of this unjust ban on women
is led by the Spirit of God and is a true sign of our times to be heeded
as a matter of urgency by our Pope.