So the inference is that since power corrupts, the Pope wants to inoculate women from corruption. As he said to an interviewer
So don't get your hopes up.
When Anglican/Episcopalian women became priests in the 1970s amid much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I was happy for them and proud of them. They took on the system and they prevailed. It wasn't easy, but they knew they had a fighting chance.
They are forgoing ordination credentials as an act of solidarity.
"He made eye contact with us!" one protester said. "He looked right at our signs!"
Pope Francis needs to do more than simply author apostolic exhortations and encyclicals, or replace Western Cardinals and Bishops with non-Western Cardinals and Bishops. Now the laity who are energized by Pope Francis' reform need him to use his pen.
"During all these years, in certain families I have become a part of all their religious functions," Gokhale told HuffPost
“It’s wonderful that women are being given those kinds of opportunities to serve in those very large churches, but it’s a
Inclusive and expansive language means I get to hear the poetry of today and yesterday and my capacity to imagine God at work in the world expands. I wish the new generations of clergy in The Episcopal Church would take a page from the mother church I witnessed this week.
On July 29, 1974, at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, three retired bishops ordained eleven women to the priesthood.