The other, more subtle, argument one hears about Pope Francis's reluctance to admit women to the priesthood goes something
So don't get your hopes up.
They are forgoing ordination credentials as an act of solidarity.
"He made eye contact with us!" one protester said. "He looked right at our signs!"
Pope Francis needs to do more than simply author apostolic exhortations and encyclicals, or replace Western Cardinals and Bishops with non-Western Cardinals and Bishops. Now the laity who are energized by Pope Francis' reform need him to use his pen.
Pandit Gadadhara Das, an author and lecturer at Columbia University who practices in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition (also
It’s been 40 years since the Episcopal Church first ordained women, and other denominations have long included women in their
Inclusive and expansive language means I get to hear the poetry of today and yesterday and my capacity to imagine God at work in the world expands. I wish the new generations of clergy in The Episcopal Church would take a page from the mother church I witnessed this week.
Betty Bone Schiess “My goal was not to be a priest, it was to change the church.” Born: April 2, 1923 After ordination: Chaplain
The election of Pope Francis and early indications that he wasn't a business-as-usual pontiff was greeted with great hope that he signaled if not a revolution, at least a major leap forward for the church. One group of Catholics seems conspicuously absent from the pope's reform agenda: women.
Lewis told the Harbor Country News that wrongs in the Catholic Church, including treatment of its female and gay members
A former Roman Catholic nun, a friend of mine, is now an Episcopal priest in Los Angeles. Anne Tumilty is rector of St. James' Church, South Pasadena. Years ago we interacted without quite realizing it.
My bliss is different from my mom's. I don't have a bucket list and I don't have a manic need to rush out and make grand plans. What does feel compelling and urgent is that I embrace what is, that I don't worry so much, that I stay present and grateful.
A third of the Church of England's clergy are now women, according to the BBC. The Church of England celebrated its 20th