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The Communion bread, symbolizing the body of Christ, will be gluten-free. But the real departure from Roman Catholic tradition will be evident when Maria Eitz approaches the altar Sunday for the laying on of hands that turns parishioner into priest. Over the last decade, as the Vatican has faced a serious shortage of priests, a small but growing number of women have answered what they believe to be a call from God. California is home to more ordained Catholic women than any other state. Eitz — a retired theologian with four adopted children — will be the first woman ordained as a Catholic priest in San Francisco. The more than women worldwide who have been ordained as Roman Catholic priests and deacons say their faith gives them comfort and hope.

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Episcopal Diocese of Michigan ordains its first female and openly lesbian bishop - CNN

The move is likely to rile conservative bishops who maintain that homosexuality is a sin. The service is intended to send a strong message to up to 1, bishops from countries who are due to gather at the University of Kent at the end of July for almost two weeks of prayer and discussion about issues facing the worldwide Anglican church. Glasspool, the first married lesbian bishop in the global Anglican church, said the inclusive service would carry an important message. We need to make it known that everyone is included — all are invited to this particular celebration. The letter came as a shock, Glasspool said. The primates of Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda, who are known to have staunchly conservative views on sexuality, have said they will not attend the Lambeth conference.

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While most Christian churches ban the ordination of sexually active LGB clergy because they view homosexuality as incompatible with biblical doctrine and do not allow those identifying as transgender to be ordained for the same reason, [1] a growing number of churches are allowing openly LGBT clergy to serve. In , the United Church of Christ became the first mainline Protestant denomination in the United States to ordain an openly gay clergy person. The Episcopal Church in the United States and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ have also allowed ordination of openly gay and lesbian candidates for ministry for some years. The issue of ordination has caused particular controversy in the worldwide Anglican communion, following the election of the Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson in the US Episcopal Church. In the Episcopal Church of the United States approved a change to their nondiscrimination canons to include gender identity and expression.
She previously served as a suffragan bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles from to She is the first avowed lesbian to be consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion. James' Church until his death in