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Journey to gender justice continues

Rev. Dr. Dorcas Gordon of the Presbyterian Church in Canada leads a workshop on the WCRC's Declaration of Faith on Women's Ordination during the WCC's 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

The commitment of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) to gender justice—with the ordination of women as a particular focus—was the topic of a workshop at the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly.

Dorcas Gordon, of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, introduced the WCRC’s Declaration of Faith on Women’s Ordination, adopted at the 2017 General Council, as “a definitive statement on women’s ordination, and not a decision the WCRC has taken lightly.”
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Posted: Sept. 5, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12535
Categories: Documents, WCRCIn this article: ordination, WCC, WCC Assembly, women, World Communion of Reformed Churches
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Pope names three women to office that helps him choose bishops

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis has named Sr. Raffaella Petrini, F.S.E., Sr. Yvonne Reungoat, F.M.A, and Dr. Maria Lia Zervino to be members of the Dicastery for Bishops

Ten days after saying he would name two women to the group that helps him choose bishops, Pope Francis appointed three women to the office.

The Vatican announced July 13 that the pope had named 14 new members of the Dicastery for Bishops.

For the first time ever, the members include women: Sister Raffaella Petrini, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, who is secretary-general of the office governing Vatican City State; French Salesian Sister Yvonne Reungoat, former superior general of the order; and Maria Lia Zervino, an Argentine who is president of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations.

The dicastery is led by Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet and is responsible for helping the pope choose bishops for Latin-rite dioceses outside of the church’s mission territories. Members meet twice a month to review dossiers submitted by Vatican nuncios about potential candidates and to vote on the names they recommend to the pope.
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Posted: July 13, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12105
Categories: CNSIn this article: bishops, Pope Francis, Vatican, women
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Catholic Church never likely to ordain women, pope says

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Sweden to Rome

The Catholic Church insistence that it cannot ordain women to the priesthood and episcopacy is a teaching likely to last forever, Pope Francis said.

After being hosted by the Lutheran Church of Sweden, which is led by Archbishop Antje Jackelen of Uppsala, the nation’s first woman primate, Pope Francis was asked Nov. 1 if the Catholic Church might one day have women priests and bishops.

As he has done in the past, the pope responded that the question was settled in 1994 by St. John Paul II, who taught that because Jesus chose only men as his apostles, the ordination of women in the Catholic Church is not possible.

He was asked, “Really? Never?” And he responded, “If one carefully reads the declaration of St. John Paul it goes in that direction, yes.”
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Posted: Nov. 1, 2016 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9564
Categories: CNSIn this article: ordination, Pope Francis, women
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Women who preach

In Jesus’ times, no one among the poor was poorer than a widow, a woman without a man, hence without either rights or protection. The world and the society in which Jesus lived and moved were basically structured on a patriarchal model; women were invisible in society with the kind of invisibility typical of a legal status of minority, indeed of exclusion. The originality of Christ’s behaviour must be integrated into this historical truth. In fact, Jesus saw, looked, noted and connected his life with the lives of the women who followed him, loved him and accompanied him even to his death.

Whereas the gaze of Simon the Pharisee (cf. Lk 7:36) – as Maria dell’Orto wrote – saw and judged, scrutinized and condemned, excluding people, Christ’s gaze set people on their feet, identified and recognized them. In so doing he invited all, both women and men, to discernment, to asking themselves questions and to communion. In this perspective a panoramic view of Christian history leads one to consider those prophetic and charismatic female figures who, by their personal authority, in turbulent centuries, contributed to evangelizing a still pagan world and/or a Church which was hostile and divided: Saints Genevieve, Clotilda, Joan of Arc, Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena…
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Posted: Mar. 1, 2016 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=9064
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Catholic, preaching, women
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Woman bishop challenges future of Anglican-Catholic dialogue

Bishop Libby Lane was consecrated in York Minster on January 26 as the first female bishop in the Church of England

While the consecration of the Church of England’s first woman bishop presents significant challenges in bringing Catholics and Anglicans into “closer communion,” ecumenical leaders say the door to dialogue remains open.

The consecration of Libby Lane as an Anglican bishop earlier this month creates a “further challenge to a hope of organic reunion”, said David Moxon, another Anglican bishop, in a Jan. 29 interview with CNA, reiterating concerns expressed by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham.

Moxon and Archbishop Longley are co-chairs of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), which aims to advance ecumenical relations between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

In a Jan. 27 interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Longley, acknowledging the challenges presented by Lane’s Anglican episcopal consecration, stressed that it “shouldn’t affect the way in which the dialogue is continued.”
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Posted: Jan. 30, 2015 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=8018
Categories: NewsIn this article: ARCIC, bishops, Church of England, dialogue, women
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Catholic archbishop responds to first woman bishop in Church of England

Bishop Libby Lane was consecrated in York Minster on January 26 as the first female bishop in the Church of England

The Catholic archbishop of Birmingham says he wishes the Church of England’s first female bishop well in her ministry and will be remembering her in his prayers. Archbishop Bernard Longley is the Catholic co-chair of ARCIC, the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. He told Vatican Radio that the consecration of Bishop Libby Lane on Monday was a “historic moment in the life of the Church of England” but noted that there has long been “the presence, the witness and the work of women” as bishops within the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Reverend Libby Lane was ordained in York Minister as the new Bishop of Stockport, after the Church of England voted to adopt legislation last November to allow women bishops. Archbishop Longley said that while the ordination of women presents challenges to the Anglican-Catholic dialogue, this latest development “shouldn’t affect the way in which the dialogue is continued”.
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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7959
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: bishops, Church of England, ordination, women
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Archbishop Welby writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

Archbishop Justin Welby

This is an occasion of deep rejoicing for many, especially for many of the women clergy in the Church of England. They feel that this decision affirms their place and ministry in the life of the Church. For others in the Church of England, the decision may be a source of disappointment and concern.

As the Synod moved towards the decision many were struck by the spirit of the debate: frankness, passion and, I am glad to say, a good deal of Christian charity. It all indicated an intention and sincere assurance to hold all of us together in one Church. There appeared a determination that the genuinely held differences on the issue of the ordination of women to the episcopate should not become a dividing factor in the Church of England, and there was care and expressions of love for those troubled by the outcome.
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Posted: July 17, 2014 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7728
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, bishops, Church of England, Justin Welby, women
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Catholic Church reaffirms goal of unity with Anglican world

The Church of England's General Synod

The Catholic Church remains fully committed to its dialogue with the Anglican world, despite the Church of England’s decision to ordain women bishops. In a statement issued as the Church of England’s General Synod on Monday voted to admit women to the episcopate, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales said the goal of ecumenical dialogue continues to be full visible ecclesial communion.

That goal, the statement says, embraces full communion in the episcopal office and therefore the decision “sadly places a further obstacle on the path to this unity between us.” Nevertheless, the bishops say, “we are committed to continuing our ecumenical dialogue, seeking deeper mutual understanding and practical cooperation wherever possible.”

The statement, signed by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, head of the bishops’ Department for Dialogue and Unity and co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), also notes with appreciation the provision made by the Church of England for those who “continue to hold to the historic understanding of the episcopate shared by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.”
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Posted: July 15, 2014 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7753
Categories: Vatican NewsIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, women
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Church of England to have women bishops

The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England.

The vote in the General Synod on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent parts of the Synod: the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity.
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Posted: July 14, 2014 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=7701
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Church of England, women
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C of E Synod restarts process for women to become bishops

The Church of England's General Synod has reaffirmed its commitment to women bishops and called, less than a year after the previous proposals were rejected, for new draft legislation to be introduced. It will be considered by the Synod in November 2013, with the aim of reaching the stage of Final Approval in July or November 2015

The Church of England’s General Synod has reaffirmed its commitment to women bishops and called, less than a year after the previous proposals were rejected, for new draft legislation to be introduced. It will be considered by the Synod in November 2013, with the aim of reaching the stage of Final Approval in July or November 2015.

This was the first time Synod members had met since November 2012, when the previous draft legislation narrowly failed to secure the requisite majority in the House of Laity, despite enjoying the support of 73% of the Synod’s members overall.

The Synod reached its decision at the end of this today’s debate, after its members had devoted much of Saturday to facilitated discussions on the options available. Introducing the debate, the Rt Revd Nigel Stock, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, who chaired the Working Group set up by the House of Bishops to advise on new legislative proposals, said, “I believe that option one, together with a mandatory mediation process and including as it does a declaration or, possibly, Act of Synod deserves to be taken very seriously as a means to provide the basis for securing the necessary majorities in the lifetime of this Synod.”
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Posted: July 8, 2013 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6485
Categories: ACNSIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Church of England, women
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Women in Ministry: Lives Taken, Blessed, Broken & Shared

Women in Ministry: Lives Taken, Blessed, Broken & Shared

“Women who serve professionally in ecclesial ministry have much to offer the church and have much to share with one another.” It is with this conviction that the second Women in Ministry gathering will take place at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal; Centre, Saskatoon, from February 15 to 17, 2009. This year’s gathering takes inspiration from the book “Life of the Beloved” by Henri Nouwen.

The purpose of bringing together ordained and lay women employed in ecclesial ministry of all Christian traditions is to share and celebrate our journeys of faith and of call, to learn from and to support each other. Ministry commitments and responsibilities can have a way of insulating us from one another if we are not intentional about forging connections and encounters.

Facilitated by Marie-Louis Ternier-Gommers, Rev. Amanda Currie, Rev. Debbie Walker, and Elizabeth Nickel. There will be a special guest presenter, Bishop Cindy Halmarson of the ELCIC Saskatchewan Synod.

Pre-registration is required at least two weeks in advance in order to ensure that the program has adequate attendance to proceed.
Register online at Queen’s House, use the Registration form, or phone (306) 242-1916; fax (306) 653-5941; or email info [at] queenshouse [dot] org.
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Posted: Dec. 24, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=540
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: events, ministry, Saskatoon, women
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English Anglicans to ordain women as bishops

On Monday, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to proceed towards the ordination of women to the episcopate. The vote begins a process that is expected to take three years before a final synodal vote. The earliest ordination would likely be in five years. The fallout from the decision is expected much sooner, both at the Lambeth Conference in late July and in the ecumenical dialogues with Roman Catholics and the Orthodox.

The Church of England is not the first province in the Anglican Communion to make this decision. It does, however, come at a time of tension in the Anglican Communion. The Lambeth Conference meeting later this month will address numerous strains on the Communion, including those arising from the ordination of homosexuals and women, and the blessing of same-sex unions. Women’s ordination has been a controversial issue in the Communion since 1976 when the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church in the USA decided to ordain women as priests. In the intervening years, many of the other provinces in the Communion have followed their path, including the Church of England in 1992. Once women were ordained as priests, questions were immediately asked about whether women would be ordained as bishops as well.
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Posted: July 9, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=485
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Catholic, Church of England, ordination, Vatican, Walter Kasper, women
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Women, Theatre and Religion in the Western Tradition

The Friends of Sophia winter programme continues with a presentation by Dr. Moira Day, Associate Professor, U of S Drama Department. Moira will present a talk entitled “Women, Theatre and Religion in the Western Tradition: From Antiquity to 1700”.

Wed. March 5, 2008 @ 7:30 pm in the Chelsea Commons, rm 231, St Thomas More College.

The Friends of Sophia is an interdenominational group of women, based at the University of Saskatchewan, dedicated to nurturing Christian feminist spirituality through educational opportunities, shared experience and liturgical celebration. For more information see the Friends of Sophia website.
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Posted: Mar. 5, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=433 In this article: events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 5 mars 2008 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=433 Dans cet article : events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women


Feminist Theology, Feminist Art

The Friends of Sophia winter programme will begin with a presentation by Dr. Mary Ann Beavis, Professor of New Testament at St. Thomas More College. Mary Ann will explore the relationship between feminist theology and Canadian women’s art, focusing on the work of Bernice Santor, Pnina Granirer and Lilian Broca.
Wed, January 30, 2008, @ 7:30 pm in the St. Andrew’s College Lounge.
Parking is available. Please use the parking circle by the main doors, not the Parking Lot.
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Posted: Jan. 30, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=419 In this article: events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 30 janv. 2008 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=419 Dans cet article : events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Join us for night of reflection and action in recognition of the 14 women tragically killed at l’Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Third Avenue United Church (304 3rd Ave. N.) at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 966-6980. Organized by the Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union.
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Posted: Dec. 6, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=391 In this article: nonviolence, prayer, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 6 déc. 2007 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=391 Dans cet article : nonviolence, prayer, Saskatoon, women


Out of the Silence: Truth to Voice

A lit candle and a red rose commemorate the <strong>National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women</strong> observed annually on December 6

A memorial service to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28th at 11:40 a.m. at St. Andrew’s College Chapel (1121 College Drive). This event is co-sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Campus Ministry and the Saskatoon Peace Coalition. For more information, contact Gertrude at 966-8929.
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Posted: Nov. 28, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=387
Categories: NewsIn this article: nonviolence, prayer, Saskatoon, women
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Phoebe Palmer & the Quest for Holiness

“A Perfect Model of Modesty and Confidence”: Phoebe Palmer and the Quest for Holiness” is the title of the first presentation in the “Friends of Sophia” fall program. Presented by Dr. Sandra Beardsall, professor of church history at St. Andrew’s College, this evening presentation will introduce the fascinating 19th century evangelist Phoebe Palmer, and discuss her writings on the quest for holiness.
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Posted: Nov. 6, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=366 In this article: events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 6 nov. 2007 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=366 Dans cet article : events, Friends of Sophia, Saskatoon, women


Women in Ministry: Naming, Claiming and Celebrating

Women in ministry, both lay and ordained, are invited to a retreat at Queen’s House in Saskatoon, November 18-19, 2007. “Women in Ministry: Naming, Claiming and Celebrating” will be an ecumenical gathering of women in ministry to share and celebrate our journeys of faith and of call, to learn from one another, to become friends and to support each other. Ministry commitments and responsibilities can have a way of insulating us from one another if we are not intentional about making connections and encounters happen. The team of facilitators includes two Roman Catholic women in pastoral ministry, a recently retired Lutheran pastor, and a Presbyterian minister. Please see the brochure for more information and the registration form.
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Posted: Nov. 1, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=362 In this article: events, ministry, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 1 nov. 2007 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=362 Dans cet article : events, ministry, Saskatoon, women


Celebrating Sophia Community in a “Sukkah”

The “Friends of Sophia” invite you to join them for the first gathering of the fall semester. On Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m., Gladys Neufeld will lead a liturgy intertwining stories, music, and food. The liturgy will be held in the Chelsea Commons, room 231, St. Thomas More College. Please bring a donation for the Food Bank.
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Posted: Oct. 3, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=353 In this article: Friends of Sophia, prayer, Saskatoon, women Transmis : 3 oct. 2007 • Lien permanente : ecumenism.net/?p=353 Dans cet article : Friends of Sophia, prayer, Saskatoon, women


Catholic women in ministry – a review

Catholic Women in Ministry: Changing the Way Things Are

CATHOLIC WOMEN IN MINISTRY: Changing the Way Things Are, by Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers. Novalis (Montreal, QC ). © 2007, 216pp., $21.95. Reviewed by Gertrude Rompré.
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Posted: Aug. 21, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=338
Categories: NewsIn this article: books, Catholic, ecclesiology, ministry, ordination, theology, women
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