Make no mistake, the Risen Lord, the High Priest, is a Man and He will never be a High Priestess!
Make no mistake a high priestess is a pagan priestess and she can never be a sacramental image of the High Priest Jesus Christ during the consecration of the Bread and Wine at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. A woman cannot be a priest in paganism or Catholicism!
Except for coloring book Catholics, be they theologians, clergy or laity, orthodox Catholics know that the sacramental sign of the priesthood is Jesus Christ crucified and risen. And we know too that the Risen Lord in His glorified Body remains a man with all His sacred parts in tact.
Jesus Christ from all eternity is not only the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Divine Son, but in time He became Man but remained the Divine Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, but in time He has two natures, human male and divine.
By way of the Sacramental ordination of a man as a priest, that man becomes a sacramental sign or image (wrongly called icon) of the Crucified and Risen Lord Jesus who alone is the High Priest and Victim, as well as the Bridegroom of the Church which is His bride. He is also the Head of the Church.
The male priest is a sacramental sign of this in the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and specifically at the Words of Consecration, for it is Christ as Head of the Church, as High Priest and as the Bridegroom is the one doing the consecrating and bringing forth in an unbloody way the one Sacrifice of the Cross.
Pope Francis, to the chagrin of the National Chismatic Reporter and post-Catholic nuns, makes clear that only in paganism in the Old Testament and around the time of the public ministry of the Son of Man, were there to be found priestesses. A priestess is a pagan. Never in the history of the Catholic Church has the Church ordained priestesses despite the fact that priestesses had prominent roles as such in antiquity and thus it would have been seen as a part of that overall culture of the day, but not in the true religion of the Chosen People or in the New Covenant in the Blood of the Bridegroom.
Can a woman be ordained a priestess in the Catholic Church? No, only a man can be a priest because even the term priest is male. A man cannot be ordained a priestess any more than a woman can be ordained a priest. It goes against the dogma of the Sacrament of Holy Orders as well as the dogma of the Most Holy Eucharist and the Sacrifice of the Mass. And even natural law makes this abundantly clear to not only Catholics, but post-Catholics and non-believers.
Priest=Man (no matter the religion)
Priestess=Woman (no matter the religion)