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Q&A

Does the use of the present tense in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis suggest that the Church could ordain women in the future?

8/4/2011

Question:

My friend says that because the key phrase in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis—&quot;the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women&quot;—was written in the present tense it means the Church was not authorized to ordain women as of 1994 but that it could be authorized to do so later on. What do you say? <br />

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