A Holy Order

Where Would The Church Be Without Women?

Last year Jimmy Carter made news for having resigned from his church—after sixty years—because of its refusal to ordain women and its insistence that wives be subservient to their husbands. He had disassociated himself from the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000, but an opinion piece he wrote advocating women’s rights brought his departure back to the headlines. From what I understand, Carter had long criticized these views within his church. I guess his patience finally gave out.


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About the Author

Fr. Nonomen (a pseudonym) is the pastor of a suburban parish. He has been a priest for more than twenty years.