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Results for Women's Ordination

Vatican Editor Says England’s Female Bishops Vote 'Complicates' Relations
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The Church o ...

Reformist Priest Sees Potential Ally in Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

An Austrian priest who’s been banned from speaking at Roman Catholic churches during his three-week U.S. tour said Pope Francis could be an ally in reforming the Catholic Church, but said it will take more tha ...

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to Meet for the First Time
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will meet in Rome on Friday for the first time since the two men took office in March. Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canter ...

Pope Francis Says Women Play a ‘Fundamental’ Role Within the Church
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Wednesday said women play a “fundamental role” in the Catholic Church as those who are mostly responsible for passing on the faith from one generation to the next. ...

Women's Rousing Political Convention Speeches Make Their Silence in the Church Deafening
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

Not having the voices of women in the Church is not just sad for women. Truthfully, it’s sad and a deep loss for the Church. Before you throw stones or want to endorse me as a ca ...

Seventh-day Adventists Face Pressure in Allowing Women Clergy
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:02pm | Type: Blog

Two U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have recently approved the ordination of women pastors, moving faster than the worldwide church’s study of the issue. ...

10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Regardless where you sit, stand, or wrestle with the issue of women in church leadership, I thought this satirical list was worth sharing for both laughter and even reflection because that’s what good satire f ...

A Priesthood of Service
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lucy Fuchs [Regarding "Rocking the Boat," by Rose Marie Berger, March 2007] I have no calling to the priesthood, but I know some ...

Happy 100th to the Holy Rollers!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Many pentecostals trace their spiritual heritage to the Azusa Street revival. April marked t ...

Gone Too Far?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

John C. Rallison I TAKE ISSUE with Joan D. Chittister's article "A Dangerous Discipleship" in the January-February 2002 is ...

Or Not Far Enough?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Sharon Brisnehan THE ARTICLE ON discipleship ("A Dangerous Discipleship," by Joan D. Chittister, OSB) was good, but why do we t ...

A Crack in the Glass Ceiling
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter The Church of Pakistan has ordained its first two wo ...

Irish Bishop Ordains Woman
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher Well, not that kind of Irish bishop. Well, not that kind of Irish bishop. Tridentine Rite Bi ...

Rome Not Quite Ready for Women Priests
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice For many Christian churches, having women in pastoral leadership is the norm. For a Catholic parish in New York, it’s apparently ...