The Catholic Priesthood and Women is the best guide for the Teaching of the Church of the reservation of the priesthood to the male sex. Sister Sara Butler, MSBT, a contributor to this website writes in her introduction to the book is that it is shaped by her own questions. She, herself, in the 1970′s supported women’s to the Catholic priesthood. But the book and learn from this website, and you will discover how her misgivings regarding the Church’s teachings were overturned by a thoughtful analysis of the fundamental, theological and traditional reasons. Purchase it here through Hillenbrand books of Liturgy Training Publications.
ICS Publications, Washington, DC, 1959
Site editor: This book is an exciting find. St. Benedicta writes regarding the ordination of women: “Did the Lord at any time make distinctions between men and women?” Perhaps when he delegated the priesthood to his apostles but not to the women serving him. (That is why I maintain that the exclusion of women from the priesthhood is not simply a question of temporal contingency). But in his love he knew and knows no distinctions”, she writes.