Monday, December 10, 2018

NEW BOOK: "Called and Chosen: Ten Catholic Women Tell Their Stories of Invitation and Ordination", Edited by Sheila Dierks, Bridget Mary Meehan- Story of Call to Priestly Ministry Included, Introduction by Feminist Theologian Mary E. Hunt

According to historical church documents, during the first millennium tens of thousands of women served the Catholic Church as ordained deacons. Since that time women have been denied both diaconal and priestly ordination. In this book ten contemporary women tell the stories of journeys that have been both difficult and joyful on the path to ordination as deacons, priests, and bishops, and of the ritual experience at altar and in living rooms where they are led to rediscover the sacred meal, with all its meanings, hopes, humility, and blessing.

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