Everyone who was raised Catholic learned this fact: there are not, there never were, and there never will be women priests. Never. We were taught that this is what God decided, and so it isn’t something that can change. Despite statements from the Vatican reassuring women that we do indeed have value, and we are indeed equal, all the recent popes have made it very clear that the Catholic church will never, ever, ever allow women priests.
So what do Catholic women do when they feel God calling them to the priesthood but they’re told by their pope that the church will never let them be priests? They look for a way to do what they believe God wants them to do, in spite of what the popes tell them.Read More