Goodbye Father

Richard A. Schoenherr

Edited by David Yamane

in Goodbye Father

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780195082593
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834952 | DOI:
Goodbye Father

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This concluding chapter reflects on the far‐reaching consequences of radical change in the Catholic Church. It discusses why the Church will settle the problem of celibate exclusivity in the ministry before it addresses male exclusivity (the patriarchal ministry) and the ordination of women, and notes that the effects of married priests and the ordination of women will reverberate throughout society, making the conflict over patriarchy the main agenda for the new millennium.

Keywords: Catholic Church; celibacy; celibate exclusivity; change; conflict; male exclusivity; ordination of women; patriarchy; priesthood; reform

Chapter.  8959 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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