based Women's Ordination
Conference and its sister group, Women's Ordination
Worldwide, was to send a message to the pope.
Many Christian denominations allow ordination
of women, but the Catholic Church has been strictly following the age-old law of allowing only men to be ordained as priests.
1) reports that Mahapajapati was the first woman to receive higher ordination
Presbyteries and sessions now will examine candidates for ordination
or installation with the standard being that a candidate's "manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and in the world.
ceremony was carried by the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, and came nearly 30 years after Father Marko, who now lives in Toronto, baptised his nephew, Father Puljic, in 1981.
is not about authority or influence in the Church.
The Licensing took place this week at an ordination
service at Liverpool Cathedral.
Dhammavati, the leading bhikkhuni of Nepal and her group received full ordination
at this time.
Meanwhile in the LCA, while an early 1968 study determined that there were no biblical or theological impediments to women's ordination
, no recommendation for the same was made for fear it would threaten ecumenical fellowship.
A major contribution is the breadth of its collection of literary and epigraphic evidence for the ordination
of women to the offices of deacon and presbyter.
has to be understood in terms of the long-standing tolerance of diversity among varying regional and local churches, reinforced by American Anglicans' practice of electing bishops from the ground up.
ceremony was attended by about 1,000 parishioners, including more than 20 priests from the local Xuzhou diocese and other provinces, vice chairman of the government-backed Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association Liu Bainian told Kyodo News.