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Woman Priests


Since I, like many others, regard The Santa Barbara Independent as an infallible guide to sacred scripture, I was surprised that Nick Welsh reported that the Women Priests had Mary Magdalene called “the apostle to the apostles” in “the Gospel according to John.”

John who? –Howard Clarke, S.B.

Editor’s Note: Not that John: Our error. The New Testament does not in fact refer to Mary as “apostle to the apostles.” She was called that by several Christian writers in the 11th Century as well as by Pope John Paul II in the 20th Century.

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Thank you for Nick Welsh’s excellent article about the Revs. Suzanne Dunn and Jeannette Love. These women are heroic in their courage, intelligence, and spirit. Their determination is a powerful indicator of new life in an institution that badly needs it. – Judith Stevens, S.B.

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