Can Women Be Ordained Priests in the Catholic Church?

Women have an incredible wealth of worth to offer the church. The Gospels make it evident how important women are for the wellbeing of the church. The holiest human other than Jesus was a woman—Mary, the mother of God! So, then, why can’t women be ordained priests in the Catholic Church?

Fr. Josh breaks this question down in a simple way that might surprise you.

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Meet Fr. Josh Johnson

While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.

Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.