Results from Tag: 'diaconate'
“Indeed it is appropriate and useful that men who carry out a truly diaconal ministry in the Church, whether in its liturgical and pastoral life or whether in its social and charitable works, should ... be made more fruitful through the sacramental grace of the diaconate." (CCC 1571)
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the diaconate as a permanent vocation in the Latin Church.
Says future priest: ‘I just want to introduce people to the One I love.’
‘Woman’s thought is important,’ he said in his June 26 in-flight press conference, while making clear that Church teaching is not changing on women’s ordination.
Francis said, ‘I think that I’ll ask the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to refer me to the studies on the issue,’ noting that deaconesses in the early Church had a role similiar to nuns. He also said consecrated women carry out ‘very maternal works, where the maternity of the Church can be expressed more.’
While the Holy Father suggested study of the role of women deacons in the early Church, the International Theological Commission released a document in 2002, which noted that, even in the fourth century, ‘the way of life of deaconesses was very similar to that of nuns.’