The number of Catholic female ordinations grows despite Vatican protests
May 23, 2014
by Sadhbh Walshe@SadhbhWalshe"The packed church descended into silence as the two candidates for priesthood took their place before the altar to prepare for the most solemn moment of their ordination — the laying on of hands. The bishop rose and instructed the assembled crowd to place their right hand on the shoulder of the person seated directly in front of them. Then, with all the energy in the room focused on the ordinands, the bishop laid her hands on the head of each, praying silently to invoke the Holy Spirit to come down on the newly ordained priests..."