From a question posed to Cardinal Arinze at a conference sponsored by the Apostolate for Family Consecration.
Q. In the history of the Church, were there ever women priests? Women can't be made priests, at any time; even the pope can't do that, can he?A. No, the pope issued a document, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis saying that the Church has no power to ordain women priests. There were never women priests in the Church. If Christ would have wanted women to be priests, His Blessed Mother surely should have been number one.