January 28, 2010
The lede to the article that this new piece for Cincinnati Magazine explains it much more succinctly than I ever could:
Sister Louise Akers has supported female ordination for 30 years. Last summer, Archbishop Pilarczyk asked her to renounce her conviction, and her refusal set off a landslide of national interest in the Delhi nun’s beliefs. It also put her in the company of a generation of Catholic faithful— lay, religious, and clergy—who wouldn’t mind seeing women in an…ALTARED STATE (sic).
As a non-Catholic, I found this to be completely fascinating. An exploded view of the complete argument can be read here.
Art direction by the extremely patient Grace Saunders.