- Sep 30, 2020
The Church of Sweden has more female than male priests for the first time, according to numbers released this month, a sign of huge strides for gender equality since women were first allowed to be ordained in 1960.
Germany has become to Church politics what California is on the American scene, meaning a strongly blue state which tends to favor the most progressive choice on any menu.
A former Vatican ambassador to the United Kingdom says the fact women can’t be ordained to the priesthood is “intolerable.”
Women protesting for greater inclusion in the Church around the edges of this month’s Synod of Bishops insisted on making it a reality.
Although it’s a sheer fantasy, the presence of both left and right-wing angry populists in Dublin this week ahead of the World Meeting of Families beckons the question of what might happen if they joined forces.
In a wide-ranging interview in which he spoke about the ongoing migrant crisis in the United States, Pope Francis also touched on issues such as female ordination, the ongoing Vatican talks with China and the clerical sexual abuse scandals in Chile.