Sunday, April 24, 2011

Swiss bishop wants women as priests

Bischof Markus Büchel kann sich Frauen als Priesterinnen vorstellen. (Archiv)

Bishop of St. Gallen Markus Büchel speaks out publicly in favor of the ordination of women. CVP-president Christophe Darbellay supports the request to admit women to the ministry

Source: Keystone

(az Aargauer) Bishop of St. Gallen Markus Büchel speaks out publicly in favor of the ordination of women. CVP-president Christophe Darbellay supports the request to admit women to the ministry.

Markus Büchel is the first Swiss bishop who expresses himself in clear language for the admission of women to the spiritual office, as the newspaper "The Sunday" reported.  The newspaper cites statements in the St. Gall Parish Büchel Journal.

Sabine Rüthemann, media officer of the Diocese of St. Gallen, confirmed to the "Sunday" Büchel's statements: ". What he says here, he means it" It is easier to discuss the possible marriage of a priest than about the ordination of women in the Catholic Church has no tradition, says the Bishop of St. Gallen.  "I would imagine that the diaconate of women could be such a step." For a while we have not allowed to discuss the ordination of women.  "We can pray that the Holy Spirit allows us to recognize the signs of the times.": ". We can no longer afford" to priesthood for women, says Büchel
 
CVP think are good, not to SBK
 
CVP-president Christophe Darbellay supports the request to admit women to the ministry. "Personally I am for the ordination of women," Darby said in the "Sunday".  "I do not see why women can exercise an ecclesiastical office is not as good as men." There is no reason for exclusion.
 
The Swiss Bishops Conference (SBC) has little dialogue.  The question of the ordination of women is not currently under discussion, "Walter Muller says of the SBK.   "The Church sees to it is provided that has Jesus Christ at the institution of the priesthood in the Upper chosen exclusively men." He points to the Vatican, which had stated explicitly that "the Church has no authority to give women the priesthood, and that all the faithful of the Church have finally to abide by that decision. "
  
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1 comment:

Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

These men are suffering from terminal skirt-burn... a disease of proportions greater than the Black Plague, and more deadly.

The only cure is to send them to a traditional Benedictine Monastery where, through a process of osmosis, they can grow their gonads back.

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