Good response from the Archdiocese: Here
There is a brief but to the point article by Dr. Lawrence Welch of Kenrick–Glennon Seminary outlining the Church’s two-millenia old teaching on the ontological impossibility of women’s ordination. Also included are links to John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, that clarified that women’s ordination is not possible and that this teaching is to be held definitive pursuant to the Church’s ordinary magisterium.
A FAQ page from the USCCB and an article from Cardinal Dulles round out the explanatory materials.
Finally, a statement of regret from the Jewish Community Relations Council.
I’m trying to figure out the best response for lay Catholics to this outrage on Sunday. Of course the media will be fawning over these people. It would be nice to have some protesters, but no matter how many show up the camera will zoom in on the crowd with a view the size of a postage stamp, so it will look sparse. Oh, and they will pick the least articulate looking person they can find to comment, and then slice the audio beyond recognition. But it is probably worth the effort anyway.
If I were one of these women, I would be less concerned about whether ordination is available to women as well as men, and more concerned that excommunication is certainly available to both sexes. They are either in bad faith or gravely deluded; thus they need our prayers for conversion.
Elsie Hainz McGrath Rose Marie Hudson