So...WHY can't women be priests?
After abortion, this is probably the largest reason secular feminists don't think Catholic feminists are in the "club". We claim membership to an institution with a male-only leadership model. But...does that mean we can't be feminists? Why CAN'T women be priests? Is these a fruitful conversation? Is the reason women can't be priests because we wouldn't be "good" at it? Can you be in a Church where you struggle with some of the teachings? We talk about all this and more on the podcast today with Emily Archer, a blogger from FemCatholic. Emily talks about why she's always struggled with this Church teaching, what she's learned when doing research for the blog, and how she remains in a Church that talks a tough talk. This episode was particularly important to me as this is a topic I get asked about a lot, and I don't always know how to answer. I hope you enjoy our conversation and that you feel seen, known, and understood.
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- Why Emily decided to go to grad school for speech pathology
- How she got involved with FemCatholic
- Why Emily started diving into the topic of women and the priesthood
- The importance of asking difficult questions
- The arguments against women priests that drive us nuts
- Which reasonings and arguments actually make sense to us
- How to stay in a Church you struggle with at times
- Why we ultimately agree with the Church
- The Female Priesthood: What I Learned and What I Know Now
- Catholic Stuff You Should Know
- The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church
- 33 Days to Merciful Love
- Consoling the Heart of Jesus
- Father Mike Schmitz' podcast
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