The Church of England May Allow Female Bishops...in Two Years

In the great race towards the 21st century, the Church of England’s time machine may be several decades ahead of the time machines of the other big Christian institutions (I imagine them to be racing Mario Kart style, but of course everyone’s free to make use of their own whimsy). On Friday, the Church of England… » 5/26/13 6:00pm 5/26/13 6:00pm

Why Would Anyone Become a Nun?

In Great Britain, more young women are getting thee to the nunnery — and not the way Shakespeare meant it. In recent years, the motherland has seen an upswing in new, younger entrants into religious orders. The Anglican Church has been ordaining women into the priesthood since 1971, and Anglican priests are allowed to… » 10/25/11 2:50pm 10/25/11 2:50pm

British Anglicans Give Their Blessing To Female Bishops

Despite haranguing from angry traditionalists who believe that women should be kept out of the upper levels of Anglican hierarchy, the governing body of the British Anglican church voted to approve women as bishops last night. According to the New York Times, the traditionalists are so incensed at the rise of women -… » 7/08/08 10:30am 7/08/08 10:30am