Category Archives: Deaconettes

US bishops asked about women deacons

A CNA piece at the Catholic Herald looks into women deacons, deaconettes, whatever.    Yesterday, I posted about a brilliant piece at Touchstone which shows, incontrovertibly, that the reasoning behind support for ordination of women (to any grade of order) is the same … Continue reading

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The “logical union of women’s ordination and sodomy”

I have noticed lately an uptick in chatter about women deacons, deaconettes, deaconesses, whatever.  There was a conference at Fordham recently at which speakers (read: promoters) blew past the obvious problems of our lack of certainty about what ordination may … Continue reading

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Deaconette study commission won’t make decisions, recommendations

From Fishwrap comes news that will have their readers weeping into their chai lattes and Cosmos. You might recall that I have said that the deaconette study commission (which Pope Francis set up to look at historical issues) would not make … Continue reading

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An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette

My inbox is being pelted with a story that some Armenian Orthodox bishop in Tehran “ordained” a female deacon.  For example HERE and HERE. To which I respond: Ho hum. First, I’m not sure that we care much about a … Continue reading

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Re-reading Martimort on Deaconesses. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In once wonderfully Catholic Austria, the silly season is in swing.  The new bishop of Innsbruck, Most Rev. Hermann Glettler, said that he supports the ordination of women to the diaconate (which is impossible) and Holy Communion for the divorce … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Msgr. Mannion supports ordination of deaconettes. Fail.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: One of our Diocesan (Salt Lake City) Priests [Msgr. M. Francis Mannion] wrote an op-ed for our local Diocese Newspaper entitled “Some Items That Caught My Attention Recently”. In this piece, (HERE) he talks about how the Eastern Rite … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on deaconettes: “No. Not possible.” – on liturgy: “crisis”

Raymond Arroyo of EWTN has a wide ranging interview with His Eminence Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller, Prefect of the CDF. One thing that caught my attention is his clear refutation and denial of the possibility of the ordination of deaconesses … Continue reading

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I reject sexism in every form, and all its pomps, and all its empty works.

At the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) there is an interesting piece by our old pal Phyllis Zagano which merits a little – just a little – attention. She never misses an opportunity to work in tidbits about the disparity of … Continue reading

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Bad news on the “deaconette” front!

This day it seems that the news goes from bad to worse.  You can see what results from the ambiguities of Amoris laetitia. You have heard, I’m sure, about the quixotic attempts to pry open Holy Orders for women (an impossibility… … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on the ordination of Deaconettes: “not necessary and not possible”

As you may remember, some months ago Pope Francis saw to the creation of a group to study the question of female deacons (aka deaconesses, aka deaconettes).  Last November, when the group met for the first time, I wrote: “Their … Continue reading

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First meeting of Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women

In my email a Communiqué of the Holy See Press Office Today, November 25, 2016, the first meeting of the Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women took place. This commission was established by the Holy Father on August 2 … Continue reading

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Update on Deaconettes

Did you remember that the Pope formed a Committee to study the question of female deacons?  Deaconettes? Right.  Not exactly on the top of the list of things to think about. Archbishop Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, the Secretary of the Congregation … Continue reading

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A proposal for wymynpriests

Via AlmanaccoDiRoma: On 22 August 1764, during the pontificate of Clement XIII, at Campo de’ Fiori, the hermit Giuseppe Morelli was hanged, guilty for having “celebrated 29 Masses with consecration without being a priest and for received alms from the faithful.” … Continue reading

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In response to Phyllis Zagano on the matter of female deacons

Our old pal Phyllis Zagano has a fresh column at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).  How’s this for a captatio benevolentiae? Pope Francis named just one woman from the Western Hemisphere to his commission on women deacons. That would be me. … Continue reading

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