Thursday, April 18, 2019

"Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church" by Margot Bertelsmann

Lay me down: Dianne Willman became only the fourth South African woman to be ordained in the Catholic tradition.
A woman lies prostrate in front of the altar while three officiants in cassocks, stoles and vestments lead the service.
Although the scene in this stone-and-stained-glass chapel next to the post-denominational Mosaiek Church in Northcliff, Johannesburg, may look the picture of Roman Catholic orthodoxy, it is far from ordinary.
Most of the 150-strong congregation are women, including those wearing the dog collars that mark them out as clergy. Each of the three officiants are women, including the bishop...

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