Principle of only male priests? Read of the Last Supper

Dear Editor, Bro. Malachy Buckley is quite right to mention Mary, the Mother of God and the most important woman who ever lived, and Mary Magdalen (IC 22/09/2016). It is all the more significant, therefore, that Jesus did not invite any women to the Last Supper, but just ‘the twelve’ – including the traitor, Judas Iscariot. The Church is doing no more than following the example of her Master in appointing only men to the priesthood. Supporters of women priests might do well to ponder the words of Christ at the Last Supper: “You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you.” (John 15:16)

Yours etc.,

Kieron Wood,

Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.