2. Those who support such erroneous doctrine, that is incompatible with faith, exclude themselves from the communion of faith under canon law. Rejection of women priests is an infallible teaching of the Catholic Church. It is to be considered for always, everywhere and by everyone as part of the repository of the Catholic faith. The Catholic Church could not accept the ordination of women and remain true to itself.
2. The Scriptures state that Christ did not ordain women apostles; the tradition of male leadership is continued in the subsequent threefold ministry of bishop, priest, and deacon, reflecting a division in human sexuality with complementary roles for men and women; for the Anglican church to break with tradition would disrupt ecumenical relations with the orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches, to which a majority of Christians belong. A solution would be for an alternative but satisfying role being found for women in the Church hierarchy.
3. It is theologically impossible for women actually to perform the very specific role of the sacramental priesthood. Had it been appropriate, a woman would have been present at the Last Supper.
4. For the Catholic Church, it is questionable whether women can have a natural vocation for the priesthood. Priesthood is not a right for anyone, either women or men. It is a "gift from the Holy Spirit". Women's mission, at all levels, is that of a "magnificent position of motherhood", while priesthood was a gift delegated only to certain men.