Results from Tag: 'diaconate'

Carlo Crivelli, “Saint Stephen,” 1476

The Diaconate and the Abuse Crisis

“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)

What Pope Francis Really Said About Female Deacons

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.’