01Nov Priests call for open discussion on the need for equality of Women in all aspects of Church life, including Ministry.

A group of Catholic priests have taken Pope Francis at his word in calling for dialogue in the Church and have called for open discussion on the need for equality of Women in all aspects of Church life, including Ministry.
Their statement is attached for your information.

01Nov Documented Appeal to Pope Francis to Request the Re-instatement of the Ordained Diaconate for Women

Luca Badini Confalonieri, Research Director, on behalf of the Trustees, Patrons and Staff of the Wijngaards Institute recently appealed directly to Pope Francis for the Re-instatement of the Ordained Diaconate for Women.
"There should be no room in our Roman Catholic Church today for the rationale which subverted female deacons in the Middle Ages: the phobia concerning menstruation and the conceit that women are innately inferior to men.
The need for the ministry of women deacons is plain in every country. May your hands be the first to restore the diaconal dignity to women."

01Nov November 2015 Readings

Mass Readings for November 2015

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1st November. Feast of All Saints

2nd November. All The Faithful Departed

3rd November. Tuesday of Week 31

4th November. Wednesday of Week 31

5th November.

01Nov 1st November. Feast of All Saints

1st Reading: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14

Vast numbers were sealed with the sign of the Living God

I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud …




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