It is, unfortunately, not a surprise at all that the publication in question is Time. My comments will be in red--and let's just go ahead and start with the piece's would-be provocative, but sadly laughable title:
The Push to Ordain Female Priests Gains Ground
No, it doesn't. Not in any universe that the author might inhabit. Not if we're talking about members of the Catholic Church, that is. Anglicans--old story. Various splinter "Catholic" groups who number a handful of members and dissent about tons of things and haven't been part of Rome for decades or centuries--again, old story. But the Catholic Church herself? Ain't gonna happen.
Alta Jacko is the mother of eight children. She is also an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church. Um, no, she isn't. Her ordination is canonically invalid. She is nothing but a pretend priestess. Sorry, Ms. Jacko, but you can't be a priest any more than the Pope could be a mother. Jacko, 81, no fool like an old fool, eh? who earned her master's degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University, a Jesuit Catholic school, says that being a priest is what she was called to do. Which highlights one of my major complaints about Catholic higher education--it ain't Catholic. All those parents spending wads of debt to send their children through Loyola would have been better off, from a salvation perspective, to send their kids to the local community college while giving them opportunities to volunteer in various solidly Catholic ministries.
Officially, of course, the Catholic Church's canon law 1024 says that only baptized men can receive holy orders. Oh, let's bury this one. Because if you start your article with this one, you're just admitting that your whole article is a bunch of MSM hooey aimed at drumming up controversy where there really isn't any. But there is a movement against the no-women rule, one that began eight years ago when a cluster of renegade male clerics (including a European bishop whose identity the female priests won't reveal in order not to risk his excommunication) ordained see above: no, they didn't; all they did was excommunicate themselves and the women they pretended to ordain the first women. Now, in Jacko's hometown of Chicago, three women have entered into the priesthood. Sigh. Again, no they haven't. If I walk into a Chicago school and declare myself to be a licensed teacher based on a sham license some rogue superintendent gave me...oh, wait--bad example; this is Chicago, after all. But Jacko and these other women still are not priests: deluded, selfish, silly, foolish, anti-Catholic women, sure, but not priests. No matter how many times some half-baked idiot writing for Time declares them to be.