From a reader…
Now that canon law allows for females to be instituted acolytes, is it possible, prudential, for a female to be a straw subdeacon in a solemn high mass?
Listen here wise guy. You are probably not a biologist… or maybe a biologian. So, you are unqualified to know what a woman is, much less a woman acolyte!
We are bound by the current – always changing – Code of Canon Law, but we are also bound by the grammar of the rubrics, which refer to the subdiaconus not the subdiacona much less a subdiaconx.
Straw subdeaconettes? No. As with deaconettes… a sin that would cry to Heaven.