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What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordination?

What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordinations, according to the Catholic Church? The short answer is nothing. The woman in question is ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church support female priests?

Short answer: Jesus did not ordain women. Long Answer: It is because of Christ's example in sacred scripture and because of Apostolic Tradition (Tradition with a capital 'T'). The Church does not ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church ordain women to be deacons?

The reason that the Church does not ordain women as deacons is similar to that for not ordaining women as priests. (There is a separate question answering that.) In essence, the answer is that the ...
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What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordination?

To my mind, there is a similar question to that of "re-baptism". If someone who is already baptised undergoes the baptism ceremony a second time, it doesn't have an effect. As a priest of mine once ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

There's really nothing comparable between the two issues: no one thinks that being a woman is sinful, but many Christian denominations think that all sex outside of heterosexual marriage is sinful. ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church support female priests?

Every sacrament requires the proper matter and form. For example, baptism needs water and the form "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." The ...
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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

Disclaimer: This answer was initially posted in response to this question which has been judged to be a duplicate of the OP. Women appear in ministry functions and even recognized roles in both the ...
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What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?

Whether the women "heard God correctly" is largely irrelevant. The Church simply doesn't have the authority to ordain women. For more information, see Women and the Priesthood. My intuition is that "...
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What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?

Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion (Wikipedia) The Anglican church has different ordination guidelines in different countries, and often the parishes are allowed to make the decision for ...
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What is an overview of guidelines for women to have their divine callings to leadership positions in the Church acknowledged by their congregations?

With respect to women, it is strange that you have not included in your list of relevant verses 1 Timothy 2:11-14 "A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman ...
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What is the biblical basis for women being created in the image of God?

Genesis 1:27: וַיִּבְרָ֨א אֱלֹהִ֤ים אֶתהָֽאָדָם֙ בְּצַלְמ֔וֹ בְּצֶ֥לֶם אֱלֹהִ֖ים בָּרָ֣א אֹת֑וֹ זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בָּרָ֣א אֹתָֽם׃ καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν ἄνθρωπον κατ’ εἰκόνα θεοῦ ἐποίησεν αὐτόν ...
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Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

Whatever the RLDS Church's actual motivations, the 1984 decision to ordain women didn't exactly come out of nowhere, according to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism's entry on the RLDS Church: Section 156:...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church support female priests?

This answer builds upon and expands upon Jayarathina's answer The following article does not include the reality though that Jayarathina brought up. This reality is that priestesses were common ...
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What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?

The Church has considered the question of the priestly ordination of women for nearly 40 years. The more recent, and more authoritative, pronouncement on the matter is in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, an ...
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What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?

The Catholic Church's answer to a woman or women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood is "You're mistaken; you didn't hear the call right". The church bases this argument on the fact ...
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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

As a start, I disagree with 1 Cor. 14:34-35 being used as justification for women not to be preachers as it clearly refers to specific occasions where women spoke with their husbands during the ...
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Romans 16:1 vs 1 Corinthians 14:34 - Position of Women in Congregation?

What do these three verses say about the position of Women in the congregation? Romans 16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: servant = ...
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Does the Catholic canon law say anything about women being priests?

Can. 1024 A baptized male alone receives sacred ordination validly. The Code of Canon Law makes it clear that only a male can be ordained validly. This is teaching of the Church going back centuries ...
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Are females given official priesthood in any christian denomination?

No, not in "any Christian denomination" in the U.K. Only in some Christian denominations. For example: Anglican Church (Church of England) who have female priests and bishops Church of Scotland ...
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What denominations believe that the fivefold ministry is available to women?

In the Independent evangelical Church, women can take the stage to teach and preach. Women can also prophesy, be apostles, and evangelise. In the Anglican church, women can also take to the pulpit and ...
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What is an overview of guidelines for women to have their divine callings to leadership positions in the Church acknowledged by their congregations?

One of the Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses this question: We believe that a *man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by ...
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Why are the functions for man clear in the Catholic Church leading and decisive hierarchy, but there is no corresponding function for women?

The question assumes the woman is just a 'copy and pasted' man, or interchangeable with man, whereas when God took woman out of man, He didn't intend for equality or sameness, because he made a ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

The Free Methodist Church has a long history of ordaining women; in fact women were pastoring Free Methodist churches before they had the right to vote in the United States. The head pastor of my own ...
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Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

Respectfully every Utah Church member I have met has significant misconceptions about the Community of Christ (RLDS). Throughout Reörganized Church history there has been some level of expectation ...
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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

This question of whether one's sex male or female mattered to Paul is perhaps easier understood if we start the investigation with another of Paul's comments to Timothy. When I call to remembrance ...
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