Pope's quotes: A theology of women

A quote from Pope Francis:

“No, that cannot be done. After discussion and long reflection, St. John Paul II said so clearly. Not because women don’t have the capacity. In the church women are more important than men, because the church is a woman. … The church is the bride of Jesus Christ. And the Madonna is more important than popes, bishops and priests. I must admit we are a bit late in developing a theology of women. We have to move ahead with that theology. Yes, that’s true.”

-- Response to question, “Will we one day see women priests in the Catholic Church?” aboard papal plane returning to Rome from U.S., Sept. 29, 2015

NCR is seeking an Executive Editor to oversee the editorial process and content of all products. Learn more

Editor’s note: We can send you a biweekly email alert with content from The Francis Chronicles. Follow the directions on our email alert signup page.

 

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here

Advertisement