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ORDINATION, civil and eccl. law. The act of conferring the orders of the church upon an individual. Nov. 137.

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Those ordinations ushered in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement.
This in turn means that the validity of the Bodhgaya ordinations is not jeopardized by the fact that the female candidates have not formally undertaken the sikkhamana training.
church's decision earlier this year to allow the ordination of sexually active gays and lesbians.
Though the excommunications of the four bishops by the Catholic Church were removed prior to the beginning of the dialogue, the continued illicit ordinations seem to demonstrate that the schismatic sect appears unwilling to change its views.
Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia did not have any access to full ordination until recently.
It might be tempting to cut right to ordination here, but we're really nowhere near the issue Pope John Paul II closed for discussion in 1994.
He also said that the ordination ceremony had been conducted in the elders' own language.
He said the Vatican should approve the ordination for the benefit of the church in China.
By this time, eighty Protestant bodies (large and small) supported the ordination of women, and the National Council of Churches (NCC) had affirmed women in ministry, an action that did not go unnoticed by Southern Baptist women, even though their denomination did not officially participate in the NCC.
Sadly for those organizations and the series editors, however, the book provides little to forward the cause of women's ordination.
Bishops may wag their fingers and threaten excommunication, but Catholic women called to ordination feel their time has come.
It clarified how Canon 1382 of the Code of Canon Law applied to the bishops involved in illicit ordinations.