Standing with the Sisters
[ By Rabbi SUSAN TALVE, founding Rabbi of Central Reform Congregation of St. Louis. ]
Two women asked us to house their ordination in our sanctuary. Their request offered us another way of fulfilling our promise of radical hospitality.
But this act of “radical hospitality” was radical indeed. For the women were Roman Catholics, and they planned to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests.
The risk involved in ordaining these two women was that they – and therefore we – were challenging the Roman Catholic hierarchy in St Louis.