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    The Female Priesthood: What I Learned and What I Know Now

    Catholic Women Priests: What I learned and what I Know Now - FemCatholic.com

    The all-male Catholic priesthood is an issue I know doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to a lot of people, and I completely understand, having been there myself. Still, I find it really tragic that more people aren’t talking about this question of women and the priesthood – especially Catholics. The Catholic faith is really amazing in that, no matter how much you explore and learn, you can always go deeper. So in a certain sense, there are things that we accept without understanding. But we’re also thinking human beings, and questioning what we don’t understand can lead to a greater depth of faith.

    When I was little, I remember asking my mother, “Why can’t girls be priests?”

    To which she replied, “Do you want to be a priest?”

    I didn’t, so that was that. I’m not sure I bought that entirely, but it was enough for the moment. As I got older, it seemed to make more sense to me. We call a priest “Father”, priests are spiritual fathers, women can’t be fathers. Done and done. And then, roughly a year ago, it struck me.

    Why do they have to be fathers?

    So I asked questions. I texted my cousin. I emailed a couple of my aunts. I cornered a friend at midnight and asked questions… and more questions. And then I researched. Now here I am, almost exactly a year later, and I’m ok with women not being priests. More than that, I think it’s fantastic.

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    Book Recommendation: Walking with Mary

    “I used to think Mary was totally unrelatable (she’s perfect, after all…) and this was one of the first books I read that really made her seem human to me.” – Samantha Povlock

    This Lent, why not walk alongside the woman who knew Jesus best? 

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