Document I received from the CDF with demand for signatures



 1.  The Reservation of Priesthood to Men Alone

The following paragraph is taken from the Apostolic Letter, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis of Pope John Paul II (1994).

4. Although the teaching that priestly ordination is to be reserved to men alone has been preserved by the constant and universal Tradition of the Church and firmly taught by the Magisterium in its more recent documents, at the present time in some places it is nonetheless considered still open to debate, or the Church’s judgment  that women are not to be admitted

to ordination is considered to have a merely disciplinary force.

A Marvellous Book on Women’s Ordination

What they Don’t Teach you in Catholic College

Women in the Priesthood, and the mind of Christ.

John Wijngaards.

John Wijngaards has given the greater part of his life studying and researching the whole area of women and priesthood in the Catholic Church. I think it is fair to say that at this stage he is probably the most knowledgeable person on this topic alive today. He is also the founder of the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, which has a website,, which contains the fruit of all his and others research, and is a wonderful resource for anyone wishing to understand the whole history of the Catholic Church’s relationship with women.

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