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Churches Face Day Of Reckoning

Recently, the venerable New York Times ran an excellent article on the growing role, beyond the all important parenting, of women in the LDS Church in part because of the increasing number of women going on missions now that the age has been lowered from 21 to 18. Like the young men who go on the two-year mission, many learn the importance of persistence in the face of rejection, acquire a sense of discipline, and understand the need to continue working in the face of adversity that carries over into their future endeavors. Many of these young women, according to the Times, return with an expectation that they can be more than just a wife and a mother, that they can have a career and they want to be heard within the inner counsels of the LDS Church. The Times article credits LDS authorities with trying to be responsive, but like the Roman Catholic Church, another patriarchal oligarchy, it is just on the margins/Chris Carlson, Carlson Chronicles. More here.

Question: Do you expect to see Catholics and Mormons to open the priesthood to women in the next 25 years?




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