The Women’s Ordination Conference says “Ordain a Lady”

I know, I know, we’re all sick of “Call Me Maybe” parodies. But this one is about the need to reform the Catholic Church to allow women to serve as priests, deacons, and bishops. Warning: the use of dancing Catholic schoolgirls in this video will probably make you want to watch the “Baby One More Time” video and dance around your office. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.


h/t Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    I grew up Catholic and probably technically still am as I haven’t officially left the Church or been ex-communicated, or adopted a different religion. I don’t have a problem with the Church having only male priests. I was told that it was because Jesus only had male apostles. I’m not going to get into a theological debate as that has little to do with it. If that’s what they choose to believe that is their right as anyone who chooses not to believe it is free to join or create whatever church they desire.

    I have a bigger problem with churches that allow women to be priests, but not bishops, cardinals, etc. What justification is there for that? On the other hand no one is telling Wiccans (at least to my knowledge) that there is nothing wrong with women priests and male priestesses or with two priests or two priestesses.