The Sexes: Episcopal Outrage

The liveliest skirmishes for women's rights these days seem to be taking place within the Episcopal Church, which limits its priesthood to men. In the latest confrontation, an Ohio church court found Oberlin's Rev. L. Peter Beebe guilty of breaking canon law by letting women with disputed ordinations celebrate Communion. As in the similar case of Washington, D.C.'s William Wendt (TIME, June 16), the court recommended that the bishop merely admonish Beebe, but it also proposed that he be suspended if he did it again. In effect the five judges backed Beebe by...

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