Posts Tagged ‘Acolyte’

Ministry clarity or crumbs from the table?

Thursday, July 8th, 2021
ministry clarity for women

Anything that authenticates, makes visible and validates women’s ministry will help women take their rightful place in the Church says Kate Bell, a theologian and catechist. She made the comment on Flashes of Insight, a conversation between herself, and fellow theologians, Fiona Dyball, Elizabeth Young and Jo Ayers. The women discussed the newly approved ministries Read more

Spiritus Domini; an acolyte! Who cares anyway?

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
hearing mean listening

Reactions to Pope Francis’s decree Spiritus Domini have not been explosive. Indeed, the reverse is the case: bishops and presbyters around the world have said that it is merely a matter of words. After all, women have been reading for years at the liturgy – so calling them ‘lectors’ is just a needless formality! Women have Read more

What is the new ministry of catechist?

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
catechist

Pope Francis on Tuesday instituted the new lay ministry of catechist, with the apostolic letter Antiquum ministerium (“Ancient ministry”). You might have questions about what this ministry is and who it is for. What is the instituted ministry of catechist? An instituted ministry is a type of formal, vocational service within the Catholic Church. It Read more

The larger dimension of Spiritus Domini

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
table of the lord

Pope Francis’s little document Spiritus Domini is a most welcome development and a very interesting small brick in his larger pastoral edifice dedicated to implementing the reforms mandated over half a century ago by Vatican II. While some have presented Spiritus Domini as no more than giving formality to what has been common practice in some Read more