Posts Tagged ‘Women’s diaconate’

Women’s diaconate: To ordain or not

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

The Catholic Church in Australia voted in favour of the ordination of women to the diaconate and is putting the issue forward to the 2023 Synod of Bishops. Participants at the 1998 Wellington Archdiocesan Synod voted in favour of a lay pastoral leadership model rather than introducing the permanent diaconate, the major motivator reportedly that Read more

‘Walkout’ over role of women at Australia’s Catholic plenary council

Thursday, July 7th, 2022
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The Second Assembly of Australia’s Plenary Council was disrupted on Wednesday when a vote to include women as deacons failed to attract enough support from Australian bishops. As a result, some delegates protested – they refused to take their seats and stood at the back of the meeting room. The Catholic Weekly understands the protest Read more