Welby lays out protocols for consecrating bishops who cannot accept the ordination of women

Jul 18, 2020 by

from Archbishop of Canterbury website: Together with the Archbishop of York, in consultation with the Bishop of London, and after conversation with the House of Bishops, I have put forward new arrangements for the consecration of bishops. These new arrangements are made in the light of the pandemic and in awareness of the sad reality that not all in the Church of England agree on issues of ordination, and yet all are committed to upholding the Five Guiding Principles. We have agreed that the...

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Women accounted for majority of CofE deacons for the first time in 2019

Jun 19, 2020 by

from Christian Today: Women accounted for just over half of the new deacons ordained in the Church of England last year.  It’s the first time that women have made up the majority of newly ordained deacons in the CofE. According to the latest figures, published today, women accounted for 51% of the new intake of 570 deacons. The new statistics also show that women made up around a third (32%) of the CofE’s active clergy in 2019, and are holding an increasing number of senior posts,...

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Catholic Feminists Demand Women Clergy as Prelude to Abolishing Priesthood

Feb 27, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Catholic feminists in Western Europe are mounting an open “revolt” on March 1 demanding the ordination of women, while asserting that the creation of female priests is “only an interim solution” to their ultimate goal of abolishing the hierarchical priesthood. Jesus broke with all hierarchies and would not “even want to build a priesthood,” says Lisa Kötter, co-founder of German über-feminist movement Maria 2.0. Likewise, in...

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Pope Vetoes Women Clergy, Affirms Christ as ‘Sole Redeemer’

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: In a historic declaration — delighting traditionalists and infuriating progressives — Pope Francis emphatically rejected the ordination of women and married men, the advocacy of religious pluralism and support for a compromised ecumenism in his apostolic exhortation on the Amazon Synod. Titled Querida Amazonía, the exhortation seemed to signal a paradigm shift in the pontificate of Francis, as it resoundingly affirmed the evangelization of the Amazonian...

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Former Female Episcopal Priest Links Women’s Ordination to LGBT Activism

Jan 21, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A former Episcopalian female “priest” is warning of the “grave danger” of women’s ordination as it is inextricably linked to homosexual activism, rooted in feminism and perpetuates confusion about gender and the Eucharist. Ordaining women priests is a revolt against Catholic orders, a rejection of the Fathers’ teaching and a denial of the authority of Scripture, writes Alice Linsley in a hard-hitting essay in the Anglican...

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Bishop backs female priests as Catholic diocese votes to ordain women

Sep 26, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: An Irish bishop has committed himself to a specially devised delegation process for ordaining female priests after 69% of Catholics in his diocese voted in favour of the ordination of women. The vote was part of a “listening process” initiated by Bishop John Fleming of Killala diocese in north Mayo and west Sligo, after an analysis of clergy numbers indicated that the 22 parishes of the diocese would be served by three to six priests by 2037. 1,500 people...

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