Mary Keldermans was ordained as a Catholic priest by Roman Catholic Womenpriests in April 2014, an act for which she was excommunicated by her local bishop. She leads services at Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community in Jacksonville, Ill., at the Congregational United Church of Christ.
Watch a Jan. 11, 2013, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly report about the push to ordain women as Catholic priests.
Read a June 10, 2013, story in The Tablet about the first three Jewish women ordained by an Orthodox yeshiva. They were not given the title “rabbi,” but “maharat.”
Ordain Women Now is an organization that advocates the ordination of women clergy in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the more conservative Lutheran denomination in the United States. Elizabeth Goodine is the group’s president. Contact via the website.