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There's never been any definitive ruling against the earlier tradition of ordaining women to the diaconate," said Zagano, who is a contributor to NCR.
How is the ecumenical openness or inclusiveness of the ordaining church being expressed in the ritual and reflected in the group of those participating actively in the ritual (e.
Indeed, for Adiele, ordaining as a Buddhist nun had little to do with being a Buddhist or a nun.
The Bishops suggested that we should evaluate whether or not the 50 years of ordaining women has been a plus for our church.
The church has taken a very bold step, particularly in our Islamic context, in ordaining women," said the newly ordained deacon Kushnud Azariah.
I want my work to live on after me and that is why I am ordaining new priests.
Theologian Elisabeth Schussler Fio-renza reported that when she was a student some decades ago, her professor, a certain Joseph Ratzinger, was confronted with the reality that nothing stands in the way of ordaining women priests in Roman Catholicism but custom or tradition.
On the issue of non-celibate gay bishops, he said it is "not unreasonable to seek for a very much wider and deeper consensus before any change is in view, let alone foreclosing the debate by ordaining someone, whatever his personal merits, who was in a practising gay partnership.
Forty years later a bishop sent in a question about ordaining homosexuals to the Congregation for the Clergy.