REFLECTION: Why are we silencing women (and lay) preachers?

by Christine Schenk, NCR Bishop Salvatore Matano, the new bishop of Rochester, N.Y., is in the process of ending a 40-year custom of permitting lay ministers to preach at Mass. Most are women commissioned to preach by the former bishop, Matthew Clark. All have advanced degrees in theology and all have served for many years … Continue reading REFLECTION: Why are we silencing women (and lay) preachers?