Q: I want to know why you women who call yourselves priests think you're Catholic if you don't follow the rules of the Catholic church. The rules say priests must be celibate men. You're not. So how can you call yourselves Catholic? -BF
A: Thanks for your question, BF. You are correct. There is a law stating that only men can be ordained. (There are exceptions to the celibacy part, but that's a different question.) That rule has come out of a tradition that has not regarded women as equal to men. Women priests are not special; we are equal. We are ordained because we have been called by God and by our communities to this ministry. Many of us had to struggle with this call because we are faithful Catholics. But when it came down to choosing between a call from God and a man-made rule, it became an easy choice.
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