The reason some questions cannot be suppressed, do not go away–regardless how many people think they should–is because the human heart knows they must be asked or have yet to be clearly answered. When that question concerns the quality of the discipleship of half the Catholics in the world, it cries out for attention. And will continue to cry out until the church itself attends to it. Why? Because the model of Jesus with women demands it.

The Women’s Ordination Conference honors this question for all our sakes. Thanks to WOC, as church we are able to pursue the question together so that the Church may grow in “wisdom, age–and grace.” At Gender, Gospel, and Global Justice support the search. Enable this life giving conversation to go on.
— Sr. Joan Chittister & Martin Sheen