Category Archives: Deaconettes

Three items of interest: a conversion, a connection, and a con job

Three things in particular caught my eye this morning.  Two of them are connected with each other and they ring of good common sense and faith.   The other clanks of delusional blather. First, at LifeSite we read finally the news made … Read More

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I suppose this throws a spanner into the spanners (like theology, history, common sense…) already in the gears. From CNA: Pope Francis on women deacons: ‘Holy orders is reserved for men’ Pope Francis reaffirmed the impossibility of women becoming priests, … Read More

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A couple of weird stories related to the Synod (“Walking Together about Walking Togetherity”)

Today I saw one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in a long while. Get this.  It is not intended to be satire. From CNA about “Walking Together about Walking Togetherity” (aka “W-T-F” – explained HERE) Synod on Synodality: Italian nun … Read More

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Crisis: A stupid idea yet again

I recommend to the readership a piece at Crisis today by Msgr Richard C Antall of Cleveland. His piece starts with a bang. Here we go again: the much-anticipated Synod in the fall is to discuss the question of deaconesses. … Read More

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Check this blog post by a priest friend. Women clergy? The real point.

I alert the readership to a blog post by a priest friend and commentator here, Fr. Martin Fox.  You want to check into this. I am mindful of a story I read at the National Catholic Register about how in … Read More

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HAZMAT SUITS! Fishwrap time. UPDATE: DE-HAZ after Fishwrap!

I put on my hazmat suit this morning after a friend sent a link from Fishwrap to our chat group. Vatican’s secretary of state: Clerical abuse not linked to homosexuality Yet while the cardinal’s reflections are notable coming from the … Read More

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It seems that, after Vatican II, nothing really changed. But now? Now’s our chance!

For the last couple months I was too happy to have had the desire for self-harming.  However, now that I am not in Rome anymore I ventured over to the Fishwrap and revisited the darkness of self-inflicted irritation. Sr. Joan … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If women can’t be priests, can they be deacons?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know women can’t become priests, but…can they become deacons? The thought never entered my mind before, but upon gathering some resources for a friend who had asked why women cannot become priests, I found a video … Read More

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3 Sept – Feast of St. Phoebe, Non-Deacon

Today there is fervent celebration of the great St. Phoebe, of Romans 16.  She was apparently a wealthy woman of Cenchreae (near Corinth), a friend and supporter (prostatis) of Paul (he had several female patronesses), a “servant” (diakonos – note … Read More

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Liberal Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests is now pushing for the ordination of women

I read at Church Militant that the renegade, liberal Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests is now pushing for the ordination of women, first to the diaconate.   This is not going to happen, but the confusion sown by such support warrants … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 15 June – 1930 EDT – Online DEACONETTE discussion! Free, but you have to sign up!

Here’s something sure to be of interest to all of you! Promoted by none other than Jesuit James Martin. Dear friends: You’re invited to an online conversation: Imagine the Future: A Church with Women Deacons A conversation… Posted by … Read More

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Spectacular B as in B, S as in S

Today in the reading for St. Venerable Bede, we heard from St. Paul to Timothy: For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their … Read More

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Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) on the YACOD (aka YET ANOTHER Commission on Deaconettes)

The Fishwrap has an article replete with wailing and hand ringing. In a nut shell (a pretty good description of what’s inside the wrap that is that publication) they lament that there are members of YET ANOTHER Commission on women … Read More

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YET ANOTHER Commission on Deaconettes (YACOD)

We read at Vatican News that YET ANOTHER Commission on Deaconettes or YACOD has been formed. Consider: Francis observes “Spy” Wednesday, when we recall how 1/12 of the bishops/apostles sold the Lord for 30 pieces of silver, by instituting YACOD.  … Read More

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After Querida Amazonia, Francis isn’t flavor of the month with seriously disappointed libs

Here’s an interesting tidbit. CNS reports that, during an ad limina meeting with US bishops, Francis expressed displeasure with the libs who accused him of not being brave enough to obey the Holy Spirit and approve of married priests and deaconettes. … Read More

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Ultra-dissident “Voice of the Faithful” to host an online meeting about deaconettes. Anyone can register!

This is interesting. Voice of the Faithful – which is neither – is sponsoring an online meeting about the ordination of woman to the diaconate.   It is hosted through the super-liberal Hofstra University. Anyone can register!  HERE Topic Women Deacons … Read More

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Amazon Synod and deaconettes?

You know that the issue of deaconettes is going to be raised at the Synod (“walking together”) on the Amazon. The former Prefect of the CDF, Gerhard Card. Müller responded to something a wacky S. American suggested, namely, that the … Read More

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Card. Müller on deaconettes. “No.”

I am reminded of years in the past when I would sometimes be challenged again and again for decisions I had made.   I eventually would say, “I have two answers.  There’s a short answer and a long answer.”  “What’s the … Read More

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Irish Ass. of Catholic Priests in toddler meltdown mode against Francis over no women deacons

There are, apparently, still some priests left in Ireland for the tens of people who still want the sacraments.   Evidence for this claim is found in a story at  It concerns that pungent group, the Ass. of Catholic Priests.  … Read More

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GERMANY: Pro-women’s ordination group: “We want to take Mary off her pedestal”

The German Church seems to be the caput malorum omnium. In the wake of the dissolution of the misplaced aspirations of promoters of female diaconate, comes this. From CNA: German bishop supports ‘Church strike’ for women’s ordination Munich, Germany, May 15, … Read More

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