Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Mechelen’

Belgian archdiocese fined in female deacon dispute

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

A Catholic woman has won a court case against the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium, after being twice denied access to deacon training. Veer Dusauchoit (pictured), 62, argued the refusal violated the Belgian Constitution. The court agreed, fining Archbishop Luc Terlinden and his predecessor Cardinal Jozef De Kesel €1,500 each. The court however made the point Read more

Belgian woman sues Church over deaconate training ban

Monday, May 20th, 2024
Belgian woman sues church

A Belgian woman is suing the Catholic Church for gender discrimination after being denied entry into deaconate training. Veer Dusauchoit, 62, claims her exclusion from the programme is solely because she is a woman. “I want to train as a deacon because it interests me and I think that I will then have more tools Read more