The council restated the church as being made up of all the baptised as 'the People of God', not simply the ordained or the hierarchy. Baptised members pressing for the ordination of women constitute the 'sign of the Catholic church moving in that direction' that the media office denies exists. These members, women and men, including many priests, are the church just as much as the hierarchy. The media office is in no position to represent our views, because it belongs to a church structure that does not allow for the voice of the 'People of God', only that of the hierarchy.
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