Let's have a Q&A, using some of the comments on the previous post.
Q: Were there female priests, at the time of Jesus?
A: Yes. The Roman religion had female priests.
Q: I read that there were female priest at the start of the Catholic Chuch. Specifically, they are mentioned in Romans 16:1-2 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
A: You are mistaken. Those women were deacons, not priests. Presumably, they had the power to preach at masses, baptise people and preside over weddings and funerals, like modern deacons. As you can see, they are similar to priests in many ways.
Q: Why are there no female deacons today, when they existed in the early church?
A: I don't know. There were no deacons at all in America until the 1970's, which also strikes me as somewhat odd.
Q: I believe the Catholic Church should go back to having female deacons.
A: You are not alone.
Q: Has there ever been a female Pope?
A: There is a fictional story about a woman who dressed up like a man and was accidentally elected as Pope. It's basically the European version of Mulan.
Q: Did you say that priests are spiritually superior to non-priests?
A: No, I did not. If you are interested in the Church's official teachings on how priests relate to non-priests, you should read Chapter Four of Lumen Gentium.
Q: I agree with what you said yesterday, but now I've decided to disagree.
A: Thank you for your contribution.