Women and the Priesthood

Part Seven: The Catholic and Magisterial Tradition - From the Middle Ages to Today

The following is the last in a seven-part series.

The High Middle Ages witnessed a great flowering of religious and spiritual writing by Catholic women. For example, Blessed Julian of Norwich, St. Gertrude the Great, St. Bridget of Sweden, and three Doctors of the Church: St. Hildegard Von Bingen, St. Catherine of Siena, and later St. Theresa of Avila. Saint Hildegard was even a public preacher and travelling evangelist.

Part One: The Church and the Priesthood Belong to Jesus

The following is the first in a seven-part series.

Men and women were both created in the "image of God," right?

And the Church teaches that men and women are of equal value in the eyes of God, right?

Then why does the Church still say that only men are called by God to the Catholic priesthood, and therefore that only men can be ordained?