Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the archbishop of Munich, said this week that when Jesus called God “Father,” this was not to be understood in a gendered way (“geschlechtlich”). When asked about admitting women to ordained priesthood, he made reference to open questions when he responded, “I can understand that some do not understand something or the other.”
“Then we must keep thinking intensively about such things,” the Cardinal said. “Perhaps it is not yet the end of the path that we continue on with each other.”
The Cardinal made his comments at the first of a six-part series of talks on the Apostles’ Creed.