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Women in the Church: What has been is not what need be

Father William Grimm
Can you say where in the gospels Jesus institutes the presbyterate (priesthood) and the deaconate? Hint: nowhere.

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Be imaginative in giving women real roles in the Church

St. Ignatius Loyola recommended the use of the imagination in prayer, placing ourselves in the gospel events in order to experience and understand them. It can, indeed, be a way to deepen one’s encounter with the Lord in scripture.
However, there is a story in John’s gospel that defeats my imagination. John 8:3-11 tells of a woman who had been “caught in the very act of committing adultery.”