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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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St. Augustine and woman sexuality?

This quote is often attributed to one of the early church fathers, usually to Bernard of Clairvaux or Saint Augustine, although the earliest reference in print was in 1896. There is no historical ...
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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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In Romans 16:7, are Andronicus and Junia apostles? AND... is Junia a woman? How did the Church Fathers interpret this?

I'll deal with Junia's gender first. Although the Greek manuscripts are ambiguous as to her gender, Wikipedia says "the consensus among some modern New Testament scholars is that Junia was a woman" ...
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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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Can LDS women be Sunday School Presidents?

To preface my answer, not all Church policy is shaped by doctrine. Some policies are practical. That said, I don't know why this is the case, but the handbook does say: 12.2.2. Ward Sunday School ...
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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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Are menstruating women considered ritually impure in Christianity?

Ritual purity is a familiar concept in Christianity due to its importance to the Israelite sacrificial system as described in the Old Testament. The vast majority of Christian churches however do not ...
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Help identifying a large FAQ about women pastors made by John Piper and someone else

John Piper and Wayne Grudham have published the following books which may deal with the subject of women as pastors: Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - A Response to Evangelical Feminism by ...
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Is there any historical record of Elizabeth the First's reaction to John Knox's tract on 'the monstruous regimen'?

While in Geneva, John Knox’s work ‘The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women’ was published (anonymously) in 1558. It appears that his book was written against the female ...
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Are there any biblical accounts of women performing a miracle from God?

I'm assuming this isn't quite what you're looking for, but it would feel wrong to not mention this important miracle: A virgin woman gave birth. Matthew 1:23-25. It could probably be argued that ...
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Are menstruating women considered ritually impure in Christianity?

The previous answer is somewhat incomplete. While the Catholic church and most Protestant churches do not have any rules about menstruation and ritual purity, this concept is quite common in ...
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Were there any female priests in the temple?

Were there female priests in the temple in Jerusalem at any time? Definitely, Yes! Certainly the ‘priestly code’ of early Judaism assigned the duties associated with the korbanot (‘sacrifical ...
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Women According to Bible

No. Women are not more evil than men. Perhaps the idea that they are eviler than men can be traced to the temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden. Although Eve is described in Genesis as being the ...
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When Paul says "I don't allow women to teach" why is this read as an instruction?

Similarly, an author can write, my god, my gospel etc. it doesn't mean it is a personal unique opinion. On Romans 2:16, "according to my gospel", Utley comments: "according to my ...
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What is the justification used by the Nazarene denomination that permits women to be pastors/ elders?

The Church of the Nazarene publishes a Manual which details their theology and doctrine. In Page 186, paragraph 501, the justification for ordaining women is presented: 501. Theology of Women in ...
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Are men more important then women?

What you referring to is Complementarianism. Complementarianism is a theological view in Christianity [...] that men and women have different but complementary roles and responsibilities in ...
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Should a priest refuse communion to the inappropriately dressed woman when she approaches to receive it?

Should a priest refuse communion to an inappropriately dressed man or woman when they approach to receive it? That will all depend on the particular circumstances involved. I included men in my ...
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Is testimony of a women equivalent to that of a man?

This is an interesting question. One that I didn't know the answer to and had to do some research myself. On searching the internet, sites like answering-christianity.com seem to suggest that ...
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Is testimony of a women equivalent to that of a man?

Both Judaism and Islam are patriarchal societies. Since you are not asking about Judaism, but about Christianity, our starting point is approximately 600 years before the death of Muhammad and the ...
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When Paul says "I don't allow women to teach" why is this read as an instruction?

There are really two reasons why Christians have taken this passage as a command rather than a statement of Paul's current practice. First Paul enjoys a very special place in the history of the early ...
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Herod Antipas' Motivation in Offering Half his Kingdom to Salome (Mark 6:21-23)?

All Herod had to do was to confess that the head of John the Baptist was worth more than half of his kingdom. Failing to rightly evaluate John and John's ministry, Herod, though desiring to see Jesus (...
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What is the Catholic interpretation of Sirach 42:14?

The Douay Challoner version renders Ecclesiasticus 42:14 as: For better is the iniquity of a man, than a woman doing a good turn, and a woman bringing shame and reproach. The Catholic Haydock ...
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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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Regarding women participation in extraordinary ministry (Roman-Catholic Church)

The women are most likely extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, in which case there is no problem. The current liturgical law for the Latin Rite, the General Instruction for the Roman Missal (...
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How do Apostolic Christians interpret arguably sexist verses in Sirach?

Sirach is quite ambiguous actually, in the Greek and the Hebrew original as well. Looking at differing translations alone will give you some idea of the variety of interpretations. We should be wary ...
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How is Tamar Viewed in Judeo-Christian tradition?

I can’t comment on how this incident between Judah and Tamar is perceived within Judaism, other than to direct you to this question https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/97351/why-is-it-...
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When Paul says "I don't allow women to teach" why is this read as an instruction?

Paul says elsewhere, Be ye followers of me, as I am of Christ. That is an imperative, a command, and includes all that he spoke ; and all of his, behaviour as an example. Nothing that Paul said or did ...
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When Paul says "I don't allow women to teach" why is this read as an instruction?

My church people (a branch heavily influenced by the Anabaptist movement) teach that this example is teaching for the church. Building a bit on Nigel J's answer (who can freely contradict me, if he ...
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