I am a sponser for my fiance in the RCIA class and our discussion tonight was on Holy Orders. A question that rose that us Catholics need a better response on to defend the catholic stance was this…Is it possible for the Magisterium to allow for woman to be ordained as priest? We had just previously discussed how celibacy in the priesthood was a DISCIPLINE and that it COULD be changed by the Church, but very in likely. And that question up above was posted, whether the ordination of woman is a sound doctrine that the Church cannot change WHATSOEVER or is a just a discipline that COULD be changed but highly unlikely like the celibacy thing. Than this student went on to state this scriptural verse saying that it supports woman being Apostles or AKA a priest or bishop. I would like a well thought out Catholic response using scripture and the magisteriums encylicals pertaining to this matter please so I can pass on to our RCIA class to help so they can better understand the Catholic stance! Thanks for your time and God bless!
Below is her scripture verse she uses to show woman being ordained as apostles,
Romans 16:7 “Greet Andronicus and Junia,[c] my kinsmen and my(F) fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles,[d] and they were in Christ before me.”