Reform of the Ministries
for the sake of the People of
Preparation for the ordination of women in the Catholic Church should go hand-in-hand with a reform of the ministries. Here we publish some material on questions relating to that reform. More will follow!
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Why reform the ministries? - because the people of God have changed!
- God and our new Selves, by John Wijngaards, paper presented at a consultation convoked by the Council of European Bishops Conferences, Vienna 1998. Religioni e Sette del Mondo 4 (1998) pp. 172 - 193.
- Obedience a Questionable Virtue, by Marie Louise Uhr, St Mark's Review, 173, pp 3-9, 1998.
- Christian Autonomy and the Church, by John Wijngaards, Theological Conference, Newman College, Birmingham, 24 June 2000.
- A Pope the Laity Want, by Sr. Joan Chittister, National Catholic Reporter 1999.
- Women in Church Ministries. Reform movements in ecumenism, Report of an Ecumenical Conference held in Osnabrück Germany in Dec. 2017.
Can the ministries be reformed?
- Oneness of the Community, by Michael Deeb
- Ministry in the Church, by Gregory Baum, from Women and Orders, ed. Robert Heyer, New York 1974.
- A New Look at Orders: Ministry for the Many, by Thomas F. OMeara, from Women and Orders, ed. Robert Heyer, New York 1974.
- The implications of Christs priesthood, by John Wijngaards, from Did Christ Rule Out Women Priests?, Great Wakering 1977.
What could new ministries look like?
- Gender Empowered Church, CRI National Assembly Statement - 2006 (India)
- Where are the Priest-Prophets?, by Owen OSullivan, The Furrow 54 (2003) no1, pp. 37 - 42.
- Understanding the ministerial priesthood according to the New Testament, by Paul Wess, European Society for Catholic Theology, Graz 2001.
- The New is Elsewhere: Womens Leadership in Community-Profit Organisations, by Patricia Marlette Black, Queensland University of Technology, 1999. (a complete book!!)
- A discipleship of love : Mary of Bethany and the ministry of women by Tina Beattie, published in The Month, May 1997, pp171-175.
- On being Women in the Church, by Lavinia Byrne, from Women before God , SPCK 1988, pp. 97-108
- Feminine in the Church, edited by Monica Furlong, SPCK, 1984.
- Ministry, Muddle and Mystery. Reflections on Ordination and Service from a Lay Perspective, by Clare Watkins, The Way (Supplement), 1995, No 83.
What?! No human rights for Church members?
- The Status of Women in the Code of Canon Law and in the United Nations Convention, by Marie-Thérèse Van Lunen Chenu and Louise Wentholt, Praxis juridique et religion 1 (1984) pp. 7-18
- Human rights in the Church: a non-right for women in the Church?, by Marie-Thérèse Van Lunen Chenu, in Human Rights. The Christian contribution, July 1998.
- Church Law and Women Priests by John Wijngaards.
The future Church?
- A Pope for the Time to Come: Bishop of Rome and Universal Pastor, statement by IMWAC
- A Council in the Likeness of Pope John, by Joseph Dunn, from No Vipers in the Vatican(The Columba Press, 1996), pp. 133-142.
- The Catholic Church in the Next Millennium, by Joanna Manning, in Is the Pope Catholic? A Woman confronts her Church, Malcolm Lester Books, Toronto, 1999. Chapter 6, pp. 192 - 226.
- The Reform of the Papacy : The Costly Call to Christian Unity by John R.Quinn, (1999), review by Robert Blair Kaiser.
- La Vocation des Servantes: Regards sur léconomie des vocations by Didier Levy (2015) (in French)
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