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Ordination of Women PriestsPope John Paul II called the role of women in the Church as “absolutely necessary and irreplaceable.” At the same time, he had a very clear idea what this role should be, and it was not one placing women with significant skills and interests in positions of leadership and authority over men within the Church. Women are to be “witnesses to Christ in the family and society...the holy martyrs, virgins, and the mothers of families,...bringing up their children in the spirit of the Gospel.”

Wojtyla's Women: How They Shaped The Life of Pope John Paul II and Changed The Catholic ChurchThe official Catechism of the Catholic Church, approved by John Paul II in 1992, repeats the assertion that “the ordination of women is not possible,” because the Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord himself.”

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This book is worthwhile reading for anyone interested in the personal network of highly influential women who shaped John Paul II's attitudes, particularly on the debate of women's roles. Dr. Nancy Snow, author of Information War

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Ted Lipien has written an incisive and penetrating book on the role remarkable women, played in shaping John Paul II's outlook on important and controversial issues that defined his papacy. One of them was the Albanian-born nun and Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. Dr. Elez Biberaj, author of Albania in Transition: The Rocky Road to Democracy