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Old 3rd May 2013, 06:18 PM
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Default Theologian dismisses call for women 'deacons'

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Theologian Father Manfred Hauke said recent comments from a German archbishop appearing to support a particular diaconate for women are confusing to Catholics and others.


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“You would have to explain to them the difference between male and female deacons,” he pointed out.

Female “deacons” would not be ordained to the sacrament of Holy Orders, and calling them deacons would be “ambiguous,” Fr. Hauke said. Women could “receive a benediction for services of charity” but not ordination, he clarified.

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Old 3rd May 2013, 07:30 PM
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It is currently an open question, a question not yet answered by the Magisterium, as to whether the Church possesses the authority to ordain women to the deaconate.

The teaching is infallible and irreformable that Jesus did not give His Church the authority to ordain women to the priesthood. But ordination to the deaconate is an open question.
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