Lisa McClain

Lisa McClain is professor of History and Gender Studies at Boise State University

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Pope Francis Won’t Support Women in the Priesthood, But Here’s What He Could Do

by Lisa McClain 03-13-2018

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Approximately when and under what circumstances certain disciples were designated as the only “apostles,” numbered as 12, and selected as all male is a subject of much historical and theological debate. The church’s justifications for excluding women from apostolic succession have varied over centuries.