Archbishop Welby’s Unity Plea to Pope Francis Over Women Bishops

The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to Pope Francis in a plea to prevent the ordination of women bishops from derailing plans for the eventual reunification between the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches… Archbishop of Canterbury insists differences over women bishops should not halt moves to Anglican-Roman Catholic unity saying: ‘We need each other’ ……

Women Bishops Approved By Church Of England

Told you so.   The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, 18 months years after a similar measure was controversially voted down. The vote required passage by a two-thirds majority in the synod’s three houses of bishops, clergy and laity. The House of Bishops approved…

ELCA Elects First Female Presiding Bishop(ess)

Religion News Service: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday (Aug. 14) elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presiding bishop. Eaton received 600 votes against incumbent Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, who received 287. Eaton, the current ELCA bishop of the Cleveland-based Northeast Ohio Synod, is married to the Rev. Conrad Selnick, an…

Church of England Unveils Plan for Women Bishops in 2015

Yahoo news: The Church of England published a plan on Friday to approve the ordination of women bishops by 2015, a widely supported reform it just missed passing last November after two decades of divisive debate. It said the new plan, outlined in a document signed by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of…

Archbishop, It Starts with Deacons…

Or is that, Deaconesses? Germany’s top Roman Catholic has called for women to be allowed to become deacons, which would enable them to perform baptisms and marriages outside of mass – a novelty for Catholic women… But it doesn’t stop there. Priestesses follow, as a natural sort of progression. And soon enough, you’ll sit with: Just…

Archbishop of Canterbury Will Eventually Be a Woman

So convinced is the incumbent: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, says he is convinced his role will eventually be held by a woman. He said it would “certainly” happen one day despite the Church of England General Synod’s rejection of plans to admit women to the episcopate in November last year. He voiced confidence…