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Bourgeois, Roy – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
Vatican authority is being challenged as Roman Catholic women act upon their vocations to the priesthood, receive ordination, and openly serve their faith communities. Since 2002--when seven women were ordained by male Roman Catholic bishops--190 women have been ordained to the priesthood, including a dozen women bishops. Vatican officials dismiss…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Females, Clergy