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The Church needs to confront its teachings on issues like celibacy, female ordination, its theology on sexuality and its hierarchical structure, otherwise it will continue to decline into irrelevance, Fr Kevin Hegarty has warned.

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has failed to silence the voices of those who argue that limiting priestly ordination to men is not an unchangeable truth of Catholic faith. A distinguished theologian exposes the shortcomings in his case

CDF Prefect Luis Ladaria has this week reaffirmed the impossibility of ordaining women in the Catholic Church. But it has become clear that cardinal-elect Ladaria’s statements run counter to a position recently enunciated by Cardinal Christoph  Schönborn.


Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria SJ says the Church’s belief in a male-only priesthood is infallible teaching which should be held as an unchanging and “definitive” part of the Catholic faith

Cardinal Walter Brandmuller has said that those who insist upon the ordination of female priests “fulfill the elements of heresy” the consequence of which is excommunication from the church.


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