A woman’s place in the Catholic Church has been re-enforced with the latest update of church rules by the Vatican which adds “attempted ordination of women” to the list of most serious crimes against church law. The rules update now makes attempting to ordain a woman a crime against Catholicism on par with a sexual offenses against a minor.
The Vatican is preparing to update the 2001 norms that deal with priestly sex abuse of minors, in effect codifying practices that have been in place for several years.
At the same time, it will include the “attempted ordination of women” among the list of most serious crimes against church law, or “delicta graviora,” sources said.
Sexual abuse of a minor by a priest was added to the classification of “delicta graviora” in 2001. At that time the Vatican established norms to govern the handling of such cases.
Provides an interesting perspective on the feelings towards women from the ultimate “boys club” also known as the Vatican doesn’t it?