Cardinal: No theological reason behind ban on female priests

There will be women as priests «when God wills». For the moment it is better «not to raise the issue».

Cardinal Jose Polycarpo is testing the waters for the Pope. Soon female priests will be mixed with homosexual priests to get unity.

This is a statement by Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo. He clams the issue is mainly a “strong tradition that comes from Jesus”

There will be women a priest «when God wills», for the moment it is better «not to raise the issue». But there is «no fundamental obstacle», from «a theological perspective», for women to say mass on the altar.  It is, instead, a «tradition» that dates back from the time of Jesus.

This was said by Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, seventy-five year old Patriarch of Lisbon, who has just been confirmed for another two years at the head of the diocese of the Portuguese capital.

Polycarpo released a lengthy interview to the monthly «OA», the magazine of the Portuguese Order of Attorneys.

He explained that with respect to women priests «the position of the Catholic Church is very much based on the Gospel, it does not have the independence of a political party or a government.  It is based on fidelity to the Gospel, to the person of Jesus and to a very strong tradition received from the Apostles».

«John Paul II – continued Polycarp – at one point seemed to settle the matter».

Reference is in the Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (1994), one of the shortest documents of John Paul II, with which the Pope, after the decision of the Anglican Communion to open to women priests, reaffirmed that the Catholic Church would never do so.

«I think – said Cardinal Polycarp – that the matter cannot be resolved like this. Theologically there is no fundamental obstacle (to women priests, ed.), let’s just say that there’s this tradition:  it has never been done otherwise».

When asked by the interviewer, curious of the affirmation made by the cardinal that there are theological reasons against women priests, Polycarpo replied:

«I think that there is no fundamental obstacle.  It is a fundamental equality of all members of the Church. The problem is a strong tradition that comes from Jesus and the ease with which the Reformed churches have granted priesthood to women».

Source: Vatican Insider

My comment:

Rome and the reformed Church have moved in two opposite directions in regards to female clergy.

While the Vatican banned priest from marriage, many reformed Churches have permitted ladies to be both priests and Bishops.

To be able to arrange a merger between reformed Churches and the Vatican, Rome has to compromise. Because it will be impossible for the World Council of Churches (WCC) to expel all its female clergy to please the Papacy.

Another issue will be homosexual and lesbian priests.  Since Rome already have homosexual priests in its midst, the Vatican will also be willing to compromise on this issue. Birds of the same feathers, flocks together.

The Vatican just have to admit that they have homosexual priests in their midst.  That this is the fact, is obvious for all who can see. Just take a look at their female garments, and count how many boys they have raped or molested.

The only demand Rome will not remove, is that any compromise must include the Pope as the head.

The man Luther and all the other Christian leaders of the reformation called anti-Christ, will finally be the head of the Mother Church of all harlots.

This scripture will be fulfilled in the One World end time religion, based on a huge compromise for the sake of “unity and peace”.  

Written by Ivar

One thought on “Cardinal: No theological reason behind ban on female priests

  1. The teaching of the Catholic Church, as emphasised by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic letter “Ordinatio sacerdotalis”, is “that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.”[78] This teaching is embodied in the current canon law (specifically canon law 1024, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, by the canonical statement: “Only a baptized man (in Latin, vir) validly receives sacred ordination.” Insofar as priestly and episcopal ordination are concerned, the Roman Catholic Church teaches that this requirement is a matter of divine law, and thus doctrinal and unchangeable. This cardinal’s opinion…is just his opinion….which can not reform the Divine Law of the Church. In 2007, the Vatican issued a decree saying that the attempted ordination of women would result in automatic excommunication for the women and priests trying to ordain them. In 2010, the Vatican stated that the priest could also be laicized and that the ordination of women is a “grave delict.”

    “But Women are ordained in other Christian churches, so the Catholic Church should do likewise???” Absolutely No!

    Neither of the two oldest traditions (Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy) permit the ordination of women. Unlike the Protestant churches, these traditions have maintained a total sacramental system in which the theology of ordination is a central part.

    Sacramental theology teaches that a grace-giving sacrament instituted by Christ must be carried out the way Christ intended it-this is considered “essential and normative” for the Church.

    Most Protestant churches have entirely rejected the sacramental system of Rome and the Eastern churches and, as a result, have rejected a sacrificing priesthood as well. Instead, they ordain “ministers,” a role very different from that of priest. Ministers do not act in the person of Christ and make no claim to do so. Furthermore, not all Protestant churches ordain women.

    For example, Evangelical teaching relies heavily on Paul’s letter to Timothy concerning instructions on worship (“I do not permit a woman to have teaching authority over a man” [1 Tim. 2:1].). By the way, this passage is not presented by the Vatican as a “proof” against ordaining women.

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