Respected Scripture Scholar accepts that Jesus did not ordain anyone, or found a Church.

The main issue that the Vatican objected to in my writing was that I suggested that Jesus did not ordain anyone. They regarded that as ‘heresy”

Now, in a letter to The Tablet magazine, a highly respected Scripture scholar, saying he is expressing views common to many other biblical scholars, goes much farther than I did ten years ago, and the world doesn’t fall in.  This is the letter:

Has the Holy Father made a mistake in not permitting the ordination of women, even initially only to the diaconate?

The temptations of the Regular Columnist

I have been neglecting my blog in recent times, because whatever creative energy I have is going towards completing a book, which I am hoping to get on the shelves in the Autumn, all going well. Of the various books I have published over the years the biggest seller was one I wrote twenty one years ago, called From the Inside. So I am tempted to call this latest opus From the Outside.

A Critique of Catholic Church Judicial Procedures

In this article Ladislas Orsy, the most distinguished living Canon Lawyer in the Church, does a critique of Church procedures. They fail on all the basic aspects of justice.


Are Church Investigation Procedures Really just?


Ladislas Orsy SJ, visiting professor of philosophy of law and canon law at Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington DC, is a graduate in law of Oxford and holds a doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian University, Rome.]

[This article was first published, in German, inStimmen der Zeit, in June 1998.

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