This sounds awkward but the Church is Christ's bride and Christ is the bridegroom and so he has to be there because he gives and she receives. If you think about it, it makes sense. If you don't get it, you probably shouldn't.
In the Roman Catholic Church (Roman means, with headquarters in Rome, Italy), only men can be seminarians, deacons, and/or priests, because: 1. Most importantly, Jesus Christ, Himself, had not been given any women, by His Heavenly Father, to become priests, and the first Bishops, so he didn't call any women to "come, follow Me." 2. The Apostles, our first Bishops, after Judas Iscariot, who handed Jesus over to those, who would torture, and cruelly kill Him, hanged himself to death, they needed to replace him, and no women were put forward as candidates, and the Apostles, ordained a man, Matthias, I think, as a priest and Bishop, to replace poor Judas. 3. There is no indication, and no evidence, or record, to show that the Apostles, as a group, or any of them individually, or any of their early successors, who were in union with the Pope, the visible head of the Catholic Church (Jesus is the invisible Head), ever ordained any woman, as a priest, or Bishop. 4. Even though a few women were invalidly ordained, that is, underwent attempted ordination as Catholic priests, behind the Iron Curtain, during the Cold War, because a few Bishops mistakenly thought it would be a good thing, because the enemy would never suspect a woman of being a Catholic priest, I'm not aware of any other instance of a woman being ordained by any Bishop in union with the Pope. Frank
The state church of Norway(Lutheran) has some women priests. I have met one...she seemed pretty much like a real priest to me. I'm not Lutheran or Catholic per say, but there is no thorough doctrine in the bible that makes it some sort of prohibition in fact all true followers of Christ are literally called to be spiritual priests! Women "priest" or no women "priest"...is that really the point of God's Church?...I don't thinks so.
The church I got saved in was led by a woman. I didn't realize this was out of the norm until I was in college. I believe it has to with our society being androcentric. It is the same answer to why a woman doing the exact same job as a man will make, on average, a dollar less an hour than that man. As women continue to gain equality, I believe we will start to see more women take on more leadership roles. God bless.
Because the bible forbids it. Read: 1. (1 Cor. 14:34 NRSV): "Women should be SILENT in churches. For they are NOT permitted to SPEAK, but should be SUBORDINATE, as the law also says". 2. (1 Tim. 2:12 NRSV): "I permit NO woman to TEACH or to have AUTHORITY over a man; she is to keep SILENT".
The scripture teaches it so (1 Tim 2:12). When we put our politics or feminism ahead of the words of God, we indulge in idolatry. Evidently for some, their feminist agenda is more important than what God has to say, and they think they know better than the author of eternity what the rules should be. . If your father said he thought it was a bad idea for you to go to a party and refused permission, but you insisted on going anyway, is it possible you would have a good time and something wonderful could come from it? Yes, possibly; but you couldn't come back from the party and still have your obedience. That was lost when you left. You may still obey other instructions from Dad, but you know you aren't being fully obedient. And inevitably, you may attend a party where something very bad happens. Your father will not be comforted by saying, "see, I told you so."
If you are asking from a Biblical perspective, then the answer to "Why can't a woman be a priest?" is the same answer as to "Why can't a man be a priest? or "Why can't a woman be a saint?" or "Why can't a man be a saint? - because they haven't become a Christian yet! (1 Peter 2:4,9; Phil 4:21; Rom 1:7; 1 Cor 1:2; Eph 2:19; . . .)
The Church's teaching about the male-only priesthood is difficult for some people today to accept. They overlook the fact that there are two crucial truths about gender, not just one. In addition to equality, DIFFERENCE must also be considered. Jesus made the priesthood a position for males only - like fatherhood. This has nothing to do with men being superior to women - they are not. Men and women are equal in their human dignity; they are equally made "in the image of God." But such equality does not mean "sameness" in all respects, nor does it mean men and women must be entirely interchangeable or cannot have different roles in a community. Because women have been unjustly discriminated against in society and even by Church members, some people assume that allowing only men to be priests is an injustice. But it is not. Jesus is the One who established the priesthood, and He is the One who called only men to be priests. (My answer continues in the comments)