Dec 1, 2003

Anglicanism in the '70s
Episcopal Bishop Robert L. DeWitt, who ordained 11 women to the priesthood in 1974, died Nov. 21.

The General Convention sanction the consecration of women priests two years later, reversing the ancient structure of the catholic church.

American Anglicans wishing to maintain and continue English Catholic Orthodoxy met the next year, issued the Affirmation of St. Louis over this issue, as well as the revision of the prayer book and the move to determine determine doctrine based on majority vote rather than scripture and tradition, and began the "Continuing Anglican" movement.