This past Friday,(May, 30) the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, published the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's decree "On the Delict of Attempted Sacred Ordination of a Woman" in which the Vatican states, quite decisively, that the ordination of woman priests is out of the question. It goes so far as to reaffirm that the offense incurs excommunication.
Of course, there will be the usual cries from liberals that the Catholic Church is a misogynist organization that only wants to hold women back.It's not likely any of these critics will actually look into the reasons behind this decision. Any explanation from the Church will fall on deaf ears.
Anyone interested in understanding the Church's position can read these two articles:
Is it merely coincidental that the day after the publication of the Vatican decree there appeared, on several news sites, the story that "Al Qaeda's exclusion of women sparks extremist debate."?
I'm waiting for the talking heads to find a comparison between Al Qaeda and the Vatican. You know, how both are trapped in a Medieval mindset. It's just a matter of time.
I'm also waiting for the feminists to lash out Al Qaeda for not allowing women to become full fledged terrorists.(I'm not holding my breathe on this one, however).
It should be noted that Hamas disagrees with Al Qaeda on this issue and happily accepts applications from women for positions as suicide bombers.