True or false? The ordination of women remains an option which the Church may choose in the future.Note that the question is not "Do you think that women should be ordained?" but "Can the Church choose that option?" or, in other words, "Does the Church have the power to ordain women if the Church so chooses?" Vote in the poll in the sidebar.
As for the last poll, here are the results:
- True or False?: Ordination imprints an indelible sacramental character
- True: 24 (92%)
- False: 2 (8%)
- TRUE, cf. CCC no. 1582: As in the case of Baptism and Confirmation this share in Christ's office is granted once for all. The sacrament of Holy Orders, like the other two, confers an indelible spiritual character and cannot be repeated or conferred temporarily (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1767; LG 21; 28; 29; PO 2).
- Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 1581-1589: The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders
- Can Anyone Say Forever?
- Francois Mauriac on Holy Orders
- Holy Orders: Parts One, Two, and Three
- New Advent: Holy Orders
- Priestly Ordination
- Holy Orders: A Special Priesthood