In his encycical Ordinato Sacerdotalis, Pope John Paull ll wrote
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
Pope John Paul ll said women and men are equal before God
But consider that men and women are inherently different in regards to gender
Sacrament of Holy orders makes clear that a priest acts in the person of Christ - in persona Christi
The priest, as is said with good reason, is indeed “another Christ”; for, in some way, he is himself a continuation of Christ. “As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you,” is spoken to the priest, and hence the priest, like Christ, continues to give “glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will.”
Jesus Christ was a man and and only men can take on that indelible character
Jesus refers to himself as a bridegroom in Matthew 9:14
Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often,but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.
Revelation 21:1-3 describes the Church as a bride
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
John 3:27 prophecy, describing the Church as bride, belonging to the bridegroom who is Jesus
A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. He must become greater; I must become less.
A woman can not be a bridegroom, therefore a woman can not be a priest. This it not biogtry or an about women and men not having equality in the eyes about God, but about differing roles, that can not be separated from our human gender