Women Serving as Clergy in the Early Church

August 26, 2019

Women serving as clergy in the early church may have been more common place than has previously been believed. Backed by research from CFT’s own Ally Kateusz, new findings, shared in Rome last month, suggest that women held significant leadership roles in the early church.

Curious about the specifics of these roles and the historical artifacts that back up this assertion? Take a look at the full article on the National Catholic Reporter.

Want to read more about the women as clergy in the early church? Take a look at this CFT book review of Ally’s new book on the subject Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership.


posted by Dr. Katie M. Deaver


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