The struggle against irrelevancy isn't solved simply by ordaining
He adds that in 1971 at the World Synod of Bishops approximately 45% of the delegated bishops voted in favor of ordaining
Spong of Newark, an outspoken supporter of ordaining
gay men and lesbians.
The argument from authority against ordaining
women as priests is actually an argument for ordaining
women as deacons.
The Roman Catholic Women-priests movement affirms the validity of their ordinations based on the "apostolic succession" of their ordaining
Some SBC Leaders on Ordaining
Women," The Southern Baptist Journal 5/1 (January 1977): 11.
They demanded that he be charged for marrying homosexuals and ordaining
"unrepentant" sexually active gays and lesbians as church leaders.
The church has taken a very bold step, particularly in our Islamic context, in ordaining
women," said the newly ordained deacon Kushnud Azariah.
WOMEN: CULTURE AND CONFLICT IN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.
The bishop was also accused of violating his own ordination vows by ordaining
a gay man as a deacon.
There are hundreds of other bishops, however, who feel that ordaining
local leaders would be dangerous.
That's not allowing priests to marry, it's ordaining
Priscilla's catacomb, there is a fresco depicting a bishop ordaining
a woman priest, a woman deacon with hands uplifted, and Mary, mother of Jesus, who is seated in a bishop's chair and dressed in bishop's vestments.
In response to a question from Ecumenical News International about relations with the Vatican, Michael Nazir-Ali, the bishop of Rochester and working party chair, said there were already "significant movements in Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism for ordaining
The excitable British press has been filled with stories of a possible schism, about bishops shipping in more conservative priests from Africa to do a runaround on Williams, and a poll of ordained ministers saying 54% objected to ordaining
noncelibate gay clergy.