Posts Tagged ‘Female diaconite’

Pope’s commission on female deacons stalls without consensus

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The Vatican commission exploring the possibility of female deacons has not been able to agree on whether women in the early Christian church were ordained as deacons in the same way men were. Pope Francis says each of the 12 commission members (six men and six women) have quite different positions on the issue, and Read more

People want married priests and female deacons

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Austrian bishop Manfred Scheuer has written to Pope Francis explaining people are calling for married priests and female deacons in the future ordained ministry. Scheuer told Francis with regards to the Eucharist as the font, center, and summit of the life of the church, three changes are called for. Read more:   Related Posts:Church is Read more

Ordaining women as deacons possible

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The possibility of the Church ordaining women as deacons remains an open question, according to Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. Reflecting that he recently had ordained 14 men to the permanent diaconate, the Cardinal of Vienna said “perhaps one day also female deacons.” There had been female deacons in the Church in the past, he says. Read more