Thanks to Andrew for sending me the address for the online copy of the John XXIII petition for you to sign. You might not agree with the tone of the letter and you might think there are better explanations for our shortage of priests than simply blaming “dissidents” in the Church, but I would recommend you sign it for no other reason than that it asks the bishops to make:
a strong reaffirmation that the Church “has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgement is to be definitively held by all the Church’s faithful.” ( Ordinatio Sacerdotalis )
and to ensure:
the prompt removal of dissident Catholics from positions of influence in Catholic institutions across the nation, and their replacement with suitably qualified men and women of faith.
Both actions would be a step in the right direction. They are up to 981 signatures as of the current moment. I don’t think there is a prize for being the 1000th signature, nor do I think there is much hope that they will get as many signatures as “that other petition”, but the other one had a head start!