Posts Tagged ‘Female deacons’

Vatican Commission on women deacons – first meeting today Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016

The Vatican Commission on Women Deacons meets for the first time today. The 12-members will study how things were in the early times of the Church. This will involve finding out how women served as deacons in the early church. Questions include “were their duties similar to those performed by male deacons” and if so, Read more

Pope opens discussion on female deacons Comments 5

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Pope Francis has created a gender-balanced commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the Catholic church. The 12-member panel of scholars will study the question of whether women were ordained as deacons in the early church, and whether they could be ordained in the Catholic Church today. If female Read more

Women’s ordination panel split on female deacons Comments 0

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Panel members at a conference organised by women’s ordination supporters have different views on conjectured future female deacons. The five-person panel met as part of the “Open to the Door to Dialogue” conference held in Rome earlier this month. Last month, Pope Francis said he would create a commission to study the history of female Read more

Irish bishop calls for serious look at married priests Comments 1

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

An Irish bishop wants his fellow bishops to set up a body to look at the possibility of ordaining married men to the priesthood. Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore has urged his colleagues to arrange a commission to this end. Bishop O’Reilly also wants such a commission to study the possibility of female deacons. He will raise the Read more