International Institute for Culture



February 10, 2024    7:00 PM       
In November 2023 Pope Francis surprised many when he stated emphatically that women could not be ordained to the priesthood. It was surprising because the “synod on synodality” was thought to be considering the ordination of women despite the clear teaching of St. John Paul II that such an act could not be done. IIC is pleased to offer a theological exposition at Ivy Hall by a renowned theologian on why it is impossible to ordain women. 
Presenter: Sister Sara Butler, Ph.D., S.T.L. is a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. She had been Professor of Dogmatic Theology at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago and past President of the Academy of Catholic Theology. She served two terms on the International Theological Commission at the Vatican. She currently serves on the Catholic Women’s Forum on the Ethics and Public Policy Center. 
Location: Ivy Hall, 6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Sponsors: This lecture is the first in a series on Defense of the Faith organized by the local Catholic orders of chivalry: The American and Federal Associations of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.

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