So I used to be pretty adamant that women should be able to become priests. I realized that it was a very nuanced issue, but I was very much in support of female priests' ordination, as quickly as possible.
But now I'm not so sure anymore. As I've learned more about the priesthood, I've thought that maybe it's not so terrible that ordination is for men alone.
I realize that much of the Women's Ordination movement is centered around the erroneous assumption that priesthood is about power and making decisions. I realized this was ******** when I went to a church in my town and realized, "Whoa, every administrative position at this church is held by a woman." Women were, in terms of administrative clout, more powerful than men in this particular parish.
I once heard the situation described like this: "Of course women should have power in the Church. But that's a completely different issue."
One of the only things that keeps me from becoming more orthodox in my views is the idea that doctrine is determined more or less wholly by ordained persons, and by extension men. In excluding women from the Magisterium, aren't we shutting out a lot of possible mouthpieces for God? He's spoken through non-ordained people before. Perhaps the Magesterium would benefit from being opened to qualified nuns (and monks)?