Religion: Divided over Women

America's Episcopal Church has long managed to be "all things to all men"—and women. Internally, it has accommodated its various factions with a reasonable degree of harmony. Externally, it has functioned as an ecumenical bridge between Protestantism and Catholicism because it contains elements of each. Those days may be over. At the church's 13-day General Convention, which ended in Minneapolis last week, the Protestant side took firm control of the church, and both internal and external relationships will never be the same.

Turn and Turn. The once placidly prosperous church, which has 3...