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2007-08-12 15:14:29

By JUDY HARRISON; OF THE NEWS STAFF The Rev. Marguerite "Rita" A.H. Steadman stepped into the pulpit of Saint John's Episcopal Church in Bangor last Sunday and made history.

2007-06-12 12:00:15

By Nick G. Maheras, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jun. 12--HIGH POINT -- The city's biggest church, as well as its largest Baptist assembly, has called a new senior pastor. The Rev. Dr. Darryl L.

2006-06-20 18:47:09

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The largest U.S. Presbyterian Church body approved a measure on Tuesday that would open the way for the ordination of gays and lesbians under certain circumstances.

2006-06-20 18:40:48

Corrects first name of pastor in paragraph four to Jon Walton from John By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The largest U.S. Presbyterian Church body approved a measure on Tuesday that would open the way for the ordination of gays and lesbians under certain circumstances.

2006-06-20 17:44:42

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The largest U.S. Presbyterian Church body approved a measure on Tuesday that would open the way for the ordination of gays and lesbians under certain circumstances.

2005-11-22 16:39:46

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Practicing homosexuals, men with "deep-seated" gay tendencies and those who support gay culture should not be allowed to enter the priesthood, according to an eagerly awaited Vatican document.

2005-11-04 07:52:11

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Traditionalist British Anglicans have defied church leaders in an escalating row over gay clergy by importing a conservative African bishop to ordain three deacons.

2005-10-03 09:27:29

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church may someday have to consider ordaining married men in order to deal with the desperate shortage of priests, according to some participants at a Vatican synod that began its work on Monday.

2005-08-22 09:09:14

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Roman Catholic church has for the first time allowed a former Anglican minister who is married with two children to be ordained as a priest.

2005-07-11 13:53:28

LONDON (Reuters) - The Church of England voted on Monday to move toward ordaining women bishops, a step which could provoke an exodus of conservative clergy and deepen the widening splits within the worldwide Anglican Communion.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.