The roles women have held in various churches throughout time have ebbed and flowed, and I wonder if this is societal.
My belief prior to this section was that women should not hold priesthood roles in the church and that they have not. I was led to do more reasearch and found that women have held important positions throughout time. Mary Magdalene's appointment as an apostle truly surprised me.
I am not sure that I can banish long-held beliefs, but at this time, I have new information to think about when I meet a female clergy member. To this point, I have been very uncomfortable with them. I will be a little more open now.