Posts Tagged ‘role of women in the church’

Female Anglican bishop addresses Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

A female Anglican bishop who has campaigned for “gender equality” addressed the Council of Cardinals on Monday as part of a session dedicated to deepening a reflection “on the role of women in the Church.” Rev Jo Bailey Wells, deputy secretary general of the Anglican Communion, was one of the first generation of women to Read more

New Anglican Dean of Christchurch has ability “to see all sides”

Friday, November 29th, 2013

The recently appointed Dean of Christchurch Lynda Patterson, took up her duties at the beginning of November, having acted in that role for the past 20 months. Her installation will take place on 15 December. Is she high-church or low-church? Answer: “I am liturgically fairly catholic and theologically fairly liberal – a liberal catholic,” she Read more

Cultural clash over altar servers

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Female altar servers are becoming an issue in some parishes that have high numbers of migrants attending Mass, Auckland diocese’s liturgy centre says. Many migrant populations have not been used to women and girls serving in this way, a statement from the liturgy centre to NZ Catholic noted. “This matter has to be handled with Read more

Move away from altar girls reflects wider Catholic debate

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Mass had just begun at Corpus Christi Catholic Church when Jennifer Zickel, a Sunday school teacher, glanced at the church bulletin and saw something that made her sick to her stomach. Tucked in with announcements about a new electronic donation system and a church dinner at Margarita’s Mexican restaurant was news that Zickel, the mother of two Read more