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May 22, 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis in which he attempted to officially ban discussion about the ordination of women.
In a now infamous July 28, 2013 interview with reporters at the end of World Youth Day, Pope Francis referenced this document when he said, “On the ordination of women, the church has spoken and said no. John Paul II, in a definitive formulation said that door is closed.”

Take Action

In preparation for the 20th anniversary of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, WOC, as part of the coalition of Women’s Ordination Worldwide, is collecting letters from the faithful who:

  • support dialogue about women’s ordination in the Catholic Church
  • support the opening of doors to the ordination of women; and
  • who recognize that women, like men, are not only created in God’s image but are also called to serve all God’s people in all ways, including holy orders.

A delegation of women’s ordination advocates from around the world will, during prayerful vigil hand deliver these letters to the Vatican — letters from women who are called to priesthood and from all those who stand up for justice in the church.

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard!

On-line:

Send your letter by May 15, 2014 online by filling out  the form at Women’s Ordination Worldwide here.

By Post:

Or send a hand-written letter to Pope Francis by May 15, 2014  to Pope Francis c/o WOC PO BOX 15057 Washington, DC 20003

12 comments on “Action Alert! Call on Pope Francis to officially reopen discussion on women’s ordination

  1. It’s time for Women Priests.

    1. Ann Clem says:

      How we NOT think it’s time for Women Priests AND a married priesthood? We are having to combine parishes and bring in priests from Nigeria and other foreign countries to cover our needs.

  2. It’s time for Women Priests

    1. It’s time for Women Priests!

  3. Joseph Mattam says:

    The contribution of women to the well being of the Church is very essential; Pope Francis is promising more role for them; may it become a reality. God bless us all.

  4. dan briehl says:

    Please reconsider womans ordination as a matter of social justice.

  5. Diana Baker says:

    The Roman Catholic church has become irrelevant, if not downright ridiculous in its efforts to ignore over half the human population. Women do not need the Church, the Church needs women….desperately.

  6. Karen Davis says:

    I am an active, female, American Catholic who supports dialogue about women’s ordination in the Catholic Church
    I support the opening of doors to the ordination of women; and
    I recognize that women, like men, are not only created in God’s image but are also called to serve all God’s people in all ways, including holy orders. Listen to the Holy Spirit and the Faithful in the pews.

    1. Kate Conmy says:

      Amen! Thanks for your support Karen! – Kate

  7. gerry rauch says:

    good work erin and kate!! I couldn’t be more pleased with your leadership!

    1. Kate Conmy says:

      Thanks Gerry! Sending love from Rome! – Kate

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