Advertisement
HomeCollectionsOrdination Of Women
IN THE NEWS

Ordination Of Women

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops failed yesterday to adopt a controversial pastoral letter on women that was intended to end discussion in the church of women being ordained as priests.While a simple majority of the bishops -- 137 of the 247 who voted yesterday -- did approve the letter, its failure to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to become a formal teaching document of the church was hailed as a victory by several Catholic lay groups seeking the ordination of women.
ARTICLES BY DATE
FEATURES
September 16, 2006
Sept. 16 1919 The American Legion was chartered by an act of Congress. 1976 The Episcopal Church, at its General Convention, formally approved the ordination of women as priests and bishops.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | November 9, 1992
Faced with insurmountable differences among themselves and doctrinal limits imposed by the Vatican, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops have all but abandoned a long effort to address rising demands for the ordination of women priests.Despite intensive efforts during the last six months to salvage a controversial draft statement on the role of women in society and the church, U.S. bishops appear nowhere nearer agreement than they were when they met to discuss it last June. Many bishops believe that the statement, known as a pastoral letter, will be tabled when the National Conference of Catholic Bishops meets in Washington next week.
TOPIC
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2001
Christ Church in Accokeek, a simple, brick chapel surrounded by a cemetery dating back to the Revolutionary War, looks like the picture of a peaceful, bucolic country church. But for the past year, the Prince George's County parish has been the epicenter of rumblings of discontent by conservative Episcopalians who believe that the bishops and theologians of the national church are leading their flock astray, embracing liberal causes and deviating from the biblical faith. The Rev. Samuel L. Edwards mirrors the setting of his church.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 12, 1995
An influential group of experts in Roman Catholic church law has concluded that ordaining women as deacons in the church would be in keeping with Catholic theology and past practice. The group, the Canon Law Society of America, gave a cautious endorsement of such a step as "desirable" for the United States.Catholic Church officials have periodically raised the question of ordaining women as deacons in an effort to re-examine church teaching on women and ordained ministry without running athwart Pope John Paul II's unequivocal opposition to women as priests.
FEATURES
September 16, 2006
Sept. 16 1919 The American Legion was chartered by an act of Congress. 1976 The Episcopal Church, at its General Convention, formally approved the ordination of women as priests and bishops.
NEWS
May 20, 2000
Eva Jagger, 87, the mother of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, died Thursday, a month after she was hospitalized with a heart condition. Mrs. Jagger and her husband would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December. Michel Kazan, 92, who introduced women to new hairstyles, including the bouffant, pageboy and the French twist, and created the coiffures for the models of several fashion designers, died May 13 in New York. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Kazan devised the popular idea of attaching little curls to hairpins, allowing the simulation of widow's peaks, bangs and curl clusters at the crown of the head.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | March 13, 1994
LONDON -- Thirty-two women knelt last night in Bristol Cathedral for the laying-on of hands by the bishop and became the first women ordained as priests in the Church of England's 460 years."
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | March 13, 1994
LONDON -- Thirty-two women knelt last night in Bristol Cathedral for the laying-on of hands by the bishop and became the first women ordained as priests in the Church of England's 460 years."
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | November 16, 1992
A headline in The Sun yesterday erroneously stated that the National Conference of Catholic Bishops would meet in Baltimore. In fact, the conference is in Washington.The Sun regrets the errors.WASHINGTON -- If precedent is followed, Roman Catholic Archbishop William H. Keeler of Baltimore will be elected president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops at its annual meeting beginning here today.Archbishop Keeler, vice president of the conference, is one of 10 nominees to the top post, selected by about 275 active U.S. Catholic bishops, archbishops and cardinals through mailed ballots.
NEWS
By Teresa Watanabe and Teresa Watanabe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 19, 2001
ERIE, Pa. - In the wooded meadows off Lake Erie, a Roman Catholic monastic community practices a 1,500-year-old spiritual way of life. The Benedictine Sisters of Erie gather to pray three times daily. They sing the Psalms. They feed the poor, train the illiterate. They live on donated clothes and a monthly stipend of $70 each. But the gentle rhythms of their ancient religious lifestyle recently exploded in a radical act of conscience: Risking expulsion, one of the sisters refused to obey a Vatican decree against attending a worldwide conference to promote women's ordination.
NEWS
May 20, 2000
Eva Jagger, 87, the mother of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, died Thursday, a month after she was hospitalized with a heart condition. Mrs. Jagger and her husband would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December. Michel Kazan, 92, who introduced women to new hairstyles, including the bouffant, pageboy and the French twist, and created the coiffures for the models of several fashion designers, died May 13 in New York. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Kazan devised the popular idea of attaching little curls to hairpins, allowing the simulation of widow's peaks, bangs and curl clusters at the crown of the head.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
Bishop Philip Francis "Frank" Murphy, a native son of Cumberland who was an outspoken advocate for the poor, a champion of social justice and among a handful of Roman Catholic bishops to call for women's ordination, died yesterday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center.Bishop Murphy, 66, died shortly before 8 a.m. with his family at his bedside."With the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I mourn the passing of a friend of so many years, a priest whose heart brimmed with compassion, a bishop who gave so much of himself in service to God's people throughout the Archdiocese and most especially to those in Western Maryland," said Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of the Baltimore archdiocese.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 8, 1997
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The leading organization of Roman Catholic theologians in the United States overwhelmingly urged Friday that the church continue discussing the possibility of ordaining women to the priesthood.Concluding a yearlong process of study, members of the Catholic Theological Society of America meeting here challenged a 1995 Vatican ruling that said the church's teaching limiting the priesthood to males has been "set forth infallibly" and is therefore beyond reconsideration.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | August 13, 1996
CHICAGO -- The Roman Catholic Church in the United States is in a "time of peril," according to a document that calls on the church to heal its deep divisions.The paper -- "Called to be Catholic: Church in a Time of Peril" -- was released yesterday by a group led by Chicago's Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who announced plans for a Chicago conference next year to find common ground on crucial issues. Bernardin and others who released the document called for other Catholics to join them.Some of the divisions within the church mentioned in the document are the role of women in the church, human sexuality and other areas of morality, the role of the church in politics, the morale of priests and the relationship between the pope and American church leaders.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 12, 1995
An influential group of experts in Roman Catholic church law has concluded that ordaining women as deacons in the church would be in keeping with Catholic theology and past practice. The group, the Canon Law Society of America, gave a cautious endorsement of such a step as "desirable" for the United States.Catholic Church officials have periodically raised the question of ordaining women as deacons in an effort to re-examine church teaching on women and ordained ministry without running athwart Pope John Paul II's unequivocal opposition to women as priests.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | September 25, 1992
Two leaders of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William H. Keeler and Auxiliary Bishop P. Francis Murphy, are disagreeing publicly over one of their church's most divisive issues: the proposed ordination of women as priests.The Catholic Review, weekly newspaper of the archdiocese, published statements by the two clerics side by side this week. In them, Bishop Murphy favored women's ordination and Archbishop Keeler defended the church's long-standing opposition to it.Bishop Murphy is one of a small number of American bishops who had previously gone on record in support of more study of the issue by the Vatican, but Pope John Paul II closed the door on any discussions of the possibility of such ordinations.
NEWS
October 5, 1992
Bishop P. Francis Murphy, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has spoken his mind as a 12-year member of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' committee on Women in Church and Society -- and his thinking doesn't conform to current Vatican teaching. Writing in Commonweal magazine, he states forthrightly his support for the ordination of women to the Roman Catholic priesthood.The Catholic Review, the newspaper of the archdiocese, reprinted some of Bishop Murphy's comments, along with Archbishop William Keeler's reiteration of the church's official position on the issue -- a commendable service to Baltimore Catholics.
NEWS
By Reported by Frank P. L. Somerville | June 16, 1995
Rabbis, Protestant ministers and a Roman Catholic bishop will lead a public discussion of "Women in the Clergy," beginning at 2 p.m. June 25 at the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, 11 Lloyd St.A century of changing roles for women in various faith traditions -- both those, such as mainline churches, with large numbers of ** female clergy and those in which the ordination of women is prohibited -- will be explored by the panel.Co-sponsors of the free program, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, are the Jewish Historical Society of Maryland and the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary's Seminary and University.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 26, 1994
ROME -- Today's ceremony raising Baltimore Archbishop William H. Keeler to the rank of cardinal will be a reminder that women are not yet full partners in the work of the Roman Catholic Church, a leading Catholic sister said yesterday."
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.