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Extract from an ordination sermon

It is in serving the most vulnerable, the most easily overlooked, ignored, or exploited people that we learn the most about the love of Christ; because it is by the need to listen deeply, by setting aside our own agendas and letting ourselves be led by the pain of others that we find our way to the foot of the cross.

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ACNA praying about the ordination of women

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has issued a call for prayer as ACNA bishops discuss the ordination of women following a five-year study on holy orders by an appointed task force.

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The Pope and the role of women: Not so fast?

In the last several days since Pope Francis spoke with the International Union of Superiors General on topics related to role of women in church leadership, conversation has circled around the possibility of Catholic women being allowed to pursue the diaconate.

While the conversation was positive and affirming in many ways, the excitement may be premature. Here is the relevant passage from the transcript published by Salt + Light Media:

Second question
The role of consecrated women in the Church

Consecrated women already do […]

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Is there an Exorcist in the House?

Via Religion News Service: The business of online ordination is seeing an increasingly diverse customer base – no longer just people wishing to officiate weddings without going through a few years of seminary. Organizations such as Spiritual Humanism, Universal Life Church and the United National Church are bestowing titles ranging from pastor to wizard on applicants seeking ordination for a variety of reasons.

“Although ULC doesn’t explicitly list practices that are prohibited with the quickie ordinations, [Jake] Wible, [the ‘innovatory control […]

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