Posts Tagged ‘Women priests’

US Jesuit penalised after liturgy with woman priest dies Comments 0

Friday, August 15th, 2014

An American Jesuit who spent his last two years under restricted ministry after taking part in a eucharistic liturgy with a woman priest has died. Fr William Brennan, 94, died in a rest home in Wisconsin. A Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 63 years, he was a former missionary in Belize and Read more

US archdiocese pulls shelter funds because of woman priest Comments 0

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Lydia's House row resized

Donations have flooded to a US shelter for women and children after an archdiocese withdrew a grant because it didn’t like who was praying there. Debra Meyers, a member of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWR), was invited to lead a Sunday prayer service at Lydia’s House in Ohio on the feast of Read more

Jimmy Carter links Church male-only ordination with abuse of women Comments 3

Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Former United States president Jimmy Carter has said the Catholic Church’s practice of not ordaining women gives tacit permission for discrimination and abuse. Mr Carter said this during an interview with National Public Radio in the United States ahead of publication of his latest book. “ . . . [T]he fact that the Catholic Church, Read more

Clerical fashion house aknowlegdes growing female clientele Comments 0

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Clerical designs are bound to tradition and slow to change. But this year for the first time, Stephen Fendler is revamping CM Almy’s women’s line of everyday clothing to keep up with increased demand. In the United States, in 2012, more than 20 percent of clergy were women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Read more

Restored catacombs fuel debate on women priests Comments 1

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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The Vatican this week unveiled a series of catacombs used by early Christians in Rome after a major restoration. The Priscilla catacombs where Christians worshipped and buried their own are re-opening to the public after five years of work in which restorers used lasers to clean up the religious frescoes on the walls. The Vatican’s Read more

100 year old nun, still fighting for women priests Comments 0

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Today is Sister Vivian Ivantic’s 100th birthday. She’s spent 90 of those years hoping to one day become a priest, and she still holds firm to that conviction. “I think the American church is outstanding,” she told The Chicago Tribune. “But I’m waiting for women’ ordination. We have been deprived of the celebration of the Read more

Pope Francis’ woman problem Comments 1

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Woman kisses Pope Francis' hand as he greets guests during general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Last week, Pope Francis loosed a media tsunami by dropping a pebble of sanity into an ocean of religious angst. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” he told reporters on the flight back to Rome after his trip to Brazil. What did it Read more

Irish Catholics want married priests and women priests Comments 0

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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The vast majority of Ireland’s Catholics want married priests and women priests, reports the Independent. The finding is the result of a poll conducted by Ireland’s Association of Catholic priests (ACP) which has one of its founding members silenced and sent to a monastery for a period of reflection. The ACP claim a mandate from mass-goers Read more

A first: Anglican women priests outnumber men in UK Comments 1

Friday, February 17th, 2012
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In 2010, women priests outnumbered male priests for the first time in the Church of England, reports Vatican Insider. The latest available official figures for 2010 show that 290 women were ordained in 2010, compared with just 273 men. For one of the most hotly debated topics in Church circles, this marks a historical moment. Read more

Call for Maori women to become Catholic priests Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The acting head of a Rotorua-based Maori theological college says there are calls for Maori women to become Catholic priests.

A Catholic Church spokesperson says there have been calls for women to be ordained but it’s the first time he’s heard of the particular request for Maori women priests.

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