07Oct Archbishop calls for possibility of ordaining women as Deacons

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, reporting in www.cruznow.com writes about the call made by a Canadian bishop for women deacons.
The issue of the role of women in our church is not going away, and won't, no matter how many attempts are made to suppress and close down dialogue and debate.
St. John Paul II called for “no more degradation of women” in the world in “Familiaris Consortio”, 1981.
But there is a credibility issue for us with huge numbers of people, in making such calls, when women are still excluded from ordained ministry and from real decision making roles.
Ordaining women as deacons would be seen by many as a very tentative first step in righting a wrong.

07Oct 7th October. Our Lady of the Rosary

This feast was established by pope Pius V in thanksgiving for the Christian victory at the naval battle of Lepanto (1571), which many ascribed to the recitation of the Rosary. Our Lady is honoured in the prayer, which also invites …




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