I know this is a very hot topic, so let me be clear with my intent: I do not wish to debate whether or not female ordination is a good idea. I just want a traditional Catholic perspective on this point:
Along with matter, form, and minister, proper intent is also required for holy orders to be sacramental. As I understand it, if a bishop or priest has a false understanding of the meaning of a sacrament, he cannot validly celebrate it. For example, in order for a priest to celebrate the Eucharist he must truly believe Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity are present in the host. A priest who does not believe in the Real Presence cannot celebrate a valid Mass.
With this in mind: if a bishop believes women can be validly ordained as priests or deacons, would that bishop have the proper intent necessary to administer the sacrament of holy orders even to a man?