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Thu March 13, 2014

In Santa Cruz, Pushing the Vatican to Accept Women as Priests

Christine Fahrenbach puts on her priest’s stole for the first time.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety

On a cloudy Saturday afternoon in Aptos, the church choirmaster leads a quartet singing the 23rd Psalm. Today, the Episcopal Church of St. John is packed with Catholics. They’re here to support the ordination of a Santa Cruz woman named Christine Fahrenbach. In an anteroom near the altar, she’s busy putting on an alb, traditional garb for Catholic priests.         

 

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