The Leader-Herald—(In one Area in New York State) More local churches have female leaders

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Garramone-Rohr, the new rector at St. John's Episcopal Church, said more women are definitely getting into her profession.

"I think they're able to and are more accepted," she said.

Garramone-Rohr, who was raised a Roman Catholic, said one of the reasons there are more female pastors and rectors is that churches have changed and become more open to women. That church change can parallel societal changes, she said. She has had some uncomfortable experiences as the female leader of an Episcopalian church, but she said she understands people's feelings sometimes.

"The walls are still firmly up in some areas," Garramone-Rohr said. "I'm not offended by it."

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Posted July 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Dee in Iowa wrote:

“profession”......yep, that’s what we call it now….....oh for the days when it was a “calling”

July 26, 7:00 pm | [comment link]
2. deaconjohn25 wrote:

Just curious—Do episcopalians address their female priests as “Mother” instead of “Father” or just reverend???

July 26, 8:35 pm | [comment link]
3. AnglicanFirst wrote:

Reply to deaconjohn25 (#2.).

In the Diocese of Albany, female priests are called “Mother.”

July 26, 9:00 pm | [comment link]
4. Hursley wrote:

The increase in female clergy may also have something to do with economic issues, in my experience.

July 27, 12:10 am | [comment link]
5. Chris wrote:

and what effect do the increases in female clergy have on ASA?  From what I can tell, pretty much negative.

July 27, 6:36 am | [comment link]
6. evan miller wrote:

Hell will freeze over before I call any female cleric “Mother.”

July 27, 12:03 pm | [comment link]
7. Larry Morse wrote:

Say what you will, little by little a Christianity, which has developed a world best fit for women, will little by little be ruled by them. Is not the writing on the wall?  What else would you expect? Is not a female ABC inevitable now? The push is not for equality but for dominance. This warfare is much older than civil rights, and the men are losing it on ALL fronts; the evidence is everywhere.  Larry

July 28, 7:53 am | [comment link]
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