[quote=dwc]Discussing why the church does not allow women priests is not the same as promoting heresy. The old, heavy handed approach of “because I (the church) said so” doesn’t teach, inform, guide or persuade. It doesn’t intimidate any longer and certainly doesn’t cast fear in people’s hearts these days. It doesn’t build up the kingdom of God by reaching out to people who are questioning the church. Those generous posters on this forum who, time and again, answer these questions with patience and grace, explaining the WHY behind the church’s position, do far more good.
That being said, how many times must we say the samething over and over again?
Currently if you do a search on the forum for “Women’s Ordination” you get 20 threads, on “Women Priest” you get 20 threads, I did not look but I am sure some, if not all, are the same threads in those two searchs.
So we need to give the same teaching 20 times? How many more times until it is accepted that this is what the Church teaches?
Also, it is not the discussion why the Church only ordains men that is the heresy, the heresy is with those who say this is wrong and are pushing the ordination of women.