There was an article in our local paper about a woman being ordained as bishop then ordaining other bishops. Is this valid?


Full Question

There was an article in our local paper about a woman being ordained as bishop then ordaining other bishops. Is this valid?

Answer

No, it is not a valid ordination. The Church cannot validly ordain women.

Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church’s divine constitution itself, in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren (cf. Luke 22:32), I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful. (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis 4)


Peggy Frye