African theologian questions church’s exclusion of women | National Catholic Reporter

Addressing 300 fellow theologians at the Catholic Theological Society of America meeting in St. Louis June 8, according to National Catholic Reporter, Jesuit Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator said the church “totters on the brink of compromising its self-identity as the basic sacrament of salvation” and that a particular concern is the church’s disregard of women.

Orobater wrapped up his address by saying, “I believe that it lies within the realm of possibility to transform our church into a truly catholic and richly textured (sic) patchwork of different genders, races, generations, orientations, ministries, and faith traditions that signify that saving presence of God in our midst.”

Here is a link to NCR’s entire report:

African theologian questions church’s exclusion of women | National Catholic Reporter.

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  1. #1 by Patricia on June 12, 2012 - 1:23 PM

    Equally relevant and powerful are Fr. Orobator’s questions on a number of other ares where the church does not reflect iss own notion of sacramentality. This of course refers to living in the image of Jesus as sacrament, and is not limited to the church-defined, clergy-administered sacraments.

    I am encouraged by his comments that it is “entirely within the realm of possibility” that we can transform our church into a multi-colored and configured Image of God that IS the saving presence of God among us.

    This brief article shoudl be a must-read for all church reform-minded folks.

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