According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the priesthood still interconnects Christ and men. In 1965, Vatican II emphasized that the church was to be led by the lay people and there would be an increase in social justice advocacy. Since then, Catholic women have taken on various leadership roles within the church, such as religious education, social ministry, music ministry, and scripture lectors. More recently, girls and women have been altar servers and Eucharistic ministers. However, movements toward allowing women to be priests have not been successful.

Biblical Arguments

The church argues that there were no women ordained in the New Testament and that Jesus chose only men to be his apostles, who in turn then chose only men to follow them. This, according ...

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