“What moved me was not so much that I was anointing him. It was him being willing to accept that from my hand – to ask me, as a woman in ministry, to do that.”

— The Rev. Anne Robertson, director of the Massachusetts Bible Society and a United Methodist minister, who was asked by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley to include anoint him with water during an ecumenical baptism rite. She was quoted by The Patriot Ledger.

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