Other women told me they hope men will see the light.
“They’ll wake up,” predicted the Rev. Joy Vernon, a Canadian priest ordained in 1989. “Jesus Christ ministered to women way beyond the culture of His day.”
“We’re not going to go away,” a female priest told me. “Women have been patient since the beginning of time.”
• Julia Duin’s Stairway to Heaven column runs Sundays and Thursdays. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Duin is the Times’ religion editor. She has a master’s degree in religion from Trinity School for Ministry (an Episcopal seminary) and has covered the beat for three decades. Before coming to The Washington Times, she worked for five newspapers, including a stint as a religion writer for the Houston Chronicle and a year as city editor at the ...
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