Posts Tagged ‘Woman Priests’

Woman ordained in rebel Catholic ceremony

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A woman ordained as a Catholic priest said she is the second woman in her diocese ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. The ordination was carried out by Bridget Mary Meehan, who presents herself as a Catholic bishop. “It’s time for a change and we’re in the forefront, leading the charge,” Abigail Read more

Anglicans elect Dr Eleanor Sanderson Assistant Bishop for Wellington

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Reverend Canon Dr Eleanor Sanderson has been elected to serve as the Assistant Anglican Bishop in Wellington. Her ordination as a bishop will take place at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on the evening of Friday the 2nd of June. Sanderson was nominated at a Diocesan electoral college held in Palmerston North’s Convention Centre Read more

First English Anglican woman priest dies

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The first English woman to be made a priest in the Anglican communion has died, aged 92. Rev. Joyce Bennett was ordained in the Chinese branch of the Anglican Church in 1971, 23 years before the Church of England ordained its first female clergy. Before this, the only woman to be ordained in an Anglican Read more

Policarpo summoned to Vatican re comments on ordination of women priests

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Lisbon patriarch, Jose da Cruz Policarpo, who during a recent interview stated that “no fundamental obstacle” exists, from a “theological stand point,” to the ordination of women priests had an exchange with the Papal Secretary of State Bertone, after he received a letter from the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith, cardinal William Levada, who invited him to clarify his position.

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