At first, the ordinations were "irregular" and "invalid" -- but the rules changed in 1976, regularizing the ordination of the 11 women.
July 18-31, 2014
Book review: In Eager to Love, Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr builds a bridge between the Christian mystical tradition and estranged seekers of every ilk.
Opinion: Our societal focus on making money ahead of serving God's people has unloaded a wrecking ball to the state of our planet and global economy.
The first four years of Pope Benedict XV's papacy were consumed by unsuccessful attempts to stop a war he called "the suicide of civilized Europe."
Opinion: This summer, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, offers a fresh opportunity to reflect upon the sacrifices made to achieve freedom.
Column: Want to read something substantial, but you're all Francis'd out? Here are 10 summer spiritual books to consider.
"The snake made me do it," said Eve, "and besides I only took a bite."
Eve and her partner Adam had it all. God gave them everything, including perfect freedom, the freedom to choose. They chose to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, even though God told them there would be awful consequences.
We say: Are we, as a nation, incapable of renouncing weapons that kill mostly innocent civilians? Then why the resistance to sign a treaty banning land mines?
The legal analysts assure us that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby does not impose any burden on employees who want access to contraceptive coverage. This was reinforced, they say, with the Wheaton College v. Burwell case three days later. Employees, the analysts say, will get their contraceptives from the insurance company. The employees won’t even notice any change.
Spirituality preview: Although my hands have removed hundreds of eyelid cancers and effected thousands of other positive outcomes, the successes do not erase the failures.