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Inter Insigniores

Inter Insigniores is a document issued on 15 October 1976 by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with the approval of Pope Paul VI. It presents some theological and historical arguments for the Catholic Church's inability to ordain women as priests or bishops.[1][2][3] Its title is taken from the opening words of the document's original Latin text, which mean "Among the noteworthy".


  1. ^ Thiel, John E. (2000). Senses of Tradition: Continuity and Development in Catholic Faith. Oxford University Press. pp. 112ff. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. ^ Butler, Sara (2007). The Catholic Priesthood and Women: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church. Liturgy Training Publicato. pp. 58ff. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Bishops Hire Jesuit who Backed Women as Priests". New York Times. 28 August 1986. Retrieved 8 October 2018.

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