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Topic: delicta graviora

Archbishop defends tough penalty for women’s ordination

Archbishop Wuerl of Washington: upgrading of punishment is not a sign of disrespect towards women

To the outside world, the Vatican has lumped together child abuse and the ordination of women

There is a great deal of good in these new norms. If only the Vatican had issued two separate documents

Vatican makes it easier to punish abusive priests

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy

Vatican to strengthen child abuse norms

Revisions will also add the attempted ordination of women to list of most serious crimes against Church law