Most religious superiors in U.S. support ordaining women as deacons

Almost three-quarters of responding superiors said they think it is possible to sacramentally ordain women deacons, and that the Church should do so

A survey of both male and female religious superiors in the U.S. found that most believe that the Church can and should ordain women as deacons. Almost three-quarters of responding superiors said they think it is possible to sacramentally ordain women deacons, and that the Church should do so. Only 45 percent, however, believe the Church will do so. The survey, released this … [Read more...]

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Ordination of women is impossible, says Vatican doctrinal chief

Archbishop Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: ban on women's ordination “a truth belonging to the deposit of faith”

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has reaffirmed the permanent authority of the Church’s teaching that women cannot be ordained to the priesthood, in an article published in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Archbishop Luis Ladaria—who will soon receive a cardinal’s red hat from Pope Francis—argues that the Church is bound by … [Read more...]

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