Women's Ordination:God's Gift for a Renewed Church
Rea Howarth, Coordinator of Catholics Speak Out (left), Dr. Ida Raming (middle), and Dr. Iris Mueller (right), two Catholic theologians and pioneers of women's ordination speak about their ordination, excommunication and women priests in the Roman Catholic Church in a program entitled "Women's Ordination: God's Gift for a Renewed Church" Dr. Ida Raming and Dr. Iris Mueller were two of the seven women ordained in the summer of 2002 on the Danube River
Clips from GODTALKTV show.
Video Clip 1 Rea Howarth,
Coordinator of Catholics Speak Out, Dr. Ida Raming and Dr. Iris Mueller, two Catholic
theologians and pioneers of women's ordination speak about their experience of
ordination as a spiritual and political challenge. Raming's doctoral study (1969)
argued that the church's exclusion of women from the priesthood was based upon
the concept of the ethical inferiority of women. In her presentation, Ida reminded
her audience that the canons of the church in Medieval times taught that baptism,
not maleness, was the essential criterion for priestly ordination. In Christian
baptism, there is neither male nor female, all are one in Christ.
Video Clip 2 Consecration
of Mass: Women Priests: Dr. Iris Mueller, Dr. Ida Raming and Rev. Joan Hammond
lead congregation in praying Words of Consecration at Eucharist in N. Va. in April