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Resources: Papal Documents


Canon 1024

One of the ecclesial obstacles to women’s ordination in the Roman Catholic Church is Canon 1024 which reserves ordination to baptized males. This issue is discussed in detail on the website, www.womenpriests.org

Papal Documents:
(Full texts are available on www.womenpriests.org)

Ad Tuendam Fidem, ‘To Defend the Faith’ 1998

Humanae Vitae, ‘On Human Life’ 1968

Inter Insigniores, ‘On Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone’ 1976,

Mulieries Dignitatem, ‘On the Dignity and Vocation of Women on the Occasion of the Marian Year’ 1988

Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, ‘On Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone’ 1994

Responsum ad Dubium, 1995